News By Agency : Labor and Regulation

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Unemployment Claims Filed for Week Ending Sept. 19
During the week of Sept. 13-19, a total of 504 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Governor Noem Proclaims Sept. 20-26 Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Sept. 20-26 Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in South Dakota.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of Sept. 6-12, a total of 346 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, a total of 536 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is a decrease of 94 claims from the prior week’s total of 630.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of Aug. 23-29, a total of 594 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Continued Claims Decrease by 16,000 Since Pandemic Peak
The latest number of continued state unemployment claims is 9,051 for the week ending Aug. 15, a decrease of 16,135 from the pandemic high of 25,186 week ending May 9.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of Aug. 9-15, a total of 741 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Increase
During the week of Aug. 2-8, a total of 911 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of July 26 through Aug. 1, a total of 731 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of July 19-25, a total of 753 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Work Search Waiver Will End Aug.1
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) waived the requirement that workers filing for unemployment must actively search for work to be eligible for benefits starting March 21. This waiver will end on Aug. 1, 2020.

Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of July 12-18, a total of 698 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Continued State Unemployment Claims Decrease
The latest number of continued state claims is 15,942 for the week ending June 27, a decrease of 9,244 from the pandemic high of 25,186 for the week ending May 9.


$600 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Ending, Job Search Assistance Available
The Department of Labor and Regulation reminds South Dakotans job search assistance is available when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program ends.


Continued State Unemployment Claims Decrease
The latest number of continued state claims is 17,142 for the week ending June 20, a decrease of 8,044 from the pandemic high of 25,186 for the week ending May 9.


Continued State Unemployment Claims Decrease
The latest number of continued state claims is 17,163 for the week ending June 13, a decrease of 8,023 from the pandemic high of 25,186 for the week ending May 9.