South Dakota Department of Labor

Report: S.D. regains 95 percent of employment losses since pandemic’s start

South Dakota has regained 95 percent of the workers lost in April because of the pandemic, according to an overview from the Labor Department.

3 months ago

S.D. unemployment claims nearing pre-pandemic levels

The number of South Dakotans filing for initial jobless claims appears to be getting back to about where it was before the pandemic.

5 months ago

Continued S.D. unemployment claims drop by more than 1,000

The number of South Dakotans claiming continued unemployment dropped by about 1,000 people in the most recent report.

8 months ago

New S.D. unemployment claims drop by nearly 700

South Dakota’s new claims for unemployment took a sharp drop in the past week.

9 months ago

Now hiring: Despite unemployment spike, many companies looking for workers

Unemployment might be much higher than average – but a lot of companies are hiring too. We dug in to see who is adding staff.

9 months ago

S.D. sees drop in new unemployment claims

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits in South Dakota dropped by more than 2,000 people in the latest reporting period.

9 months ago

S.D. adds 3,400 first-time jobless claims

More than 3,400 South Dakotans filed their initial weekly claim for unemployment benefits in the most recent reporting period.

9 months ago

State unemployment rate triples, breaking record

South Dakota’s unemployment rate reached a record 10.2 percent in April as thousands of new claims were filed in the latest week.

9 months ago

S.D. unemployment claims rise by more than 5,000

More than 5,000 new South Dakotans filed for unemployment last week, according to the state’s newest look at jobless claims.

10 months ago

State reminds unemployed: If you refuse to return to work, you’re not eligible for benefits

As the state adds more newly unemployed, it’s reminding workers: If you’re called back and don’t go, you won’t be eligible for unemployment benefits.

10 months ago

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