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Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise Dramatically





South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

123 W. Missouri Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501

dlr.sd.gov

  

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 2, 2020   
Media Contact: Dawn Dovre, 605-773-3094   

   

Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise Dramatically

   

PIERRE, S.D. – During the week of March 22-28, a total of 6,645 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is an increase of 5,132 claims over the prior week’s total of 1,513.

 

“Remember these tips to make the initial claims process go more smoothly,” said state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman. “File online at RAclaims.sd.gov. Write down your username and password. Read the packet of information you get in the mail. Complete your weekly request for payment. And please, be patient.”

 

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NOTE: DLR will send out weekly news release updates on new unemployment claims every Thursday after the U.S. Department of Labor publishes the official release at 9:30 a.m. EDT. View at https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.