Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance provides temporary financial assistance for people who have lost their job until they find other employment. South Dakota's unemployment insurance program is financed by employers through payroll taxes; workers do not contribute to this plan.

Unemployment Insurance for Individuals

Unemployment Insurance for Businesses

Coming Soon! A new SDWORKS jobs database will be launched April 3. Job seekers and employers will have greater access to job services. Get ready for enhanced technology and a more intuitive user experience!

Please note: SDWORKS will be unavailable to all users from March 28 at 6 p.m. until April 3. Thank you for your patience during this conversion.

Contact your local job service office if you need assistance. 

Contact Us

Unemployment Insurance Division
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: If you do not know which section listed above you need to speak with, please call 605.626.2301 for assistance.
Fax: 605.626.3172