Weekly unemployment claims climb in South Dakota

Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Increase in South Dakota. During the week ending August 8th, a total of 911 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is an increase of 136 claims from the prior week.

The latest number of continued state claims is 15,464 for the week ending July 25, a decrease of 179 from the prior week’s total of 15,643. This indicates the number of unemployed workers eligible for and receiving benefits after their initial claim.

More than $278 million in federal and state unemployment benefits have been paid to South Dakotans since March 16.


August 13, 2020