Weekly unemployment claims drop in South Dakota

Unemployment claims went down last week in South Dakota.

During the week of Oct. 4-10, a total of 382 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is a decrease of 62 claims from the prior week.

The latest number of continued state claims is 5,389 for the week ending Oct. 3, an increase of 311 from the prior week’s total of 5,078. This is the number of unemployed workers eligible for and receiving benefits after their initial claim.


October 15, 2020