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


Our team has worked hard to ensure the transition to the new SDWORKS went smoothly. They are on stand-by for any technical issues. Thanks for your patience as we converted to the new and enhanced system. 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
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