Weekly unemployment claims decrease slightly in South Dakota


Weekly unemployment claims dropped slightly last week in South Dakota.

During the week of July 19-25, a total of 753 initial claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. That’s down 19 claims from the prior week.

State Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman says they expect the number of both initial and continued claims to fluctuate week to week. She says some employers are still doing rolling furloughs or temporary layoffs.

The latest number of continued state claims is 16,600 for the week ending July 11, a decrease of 2,122 from the prior week’s total.

July 30, 2020