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SD UpSkill offers online educational opportunities in a variety of high-demand fields for individuals displaced from their jobs due to COVID-19.
Beginning Aug. 2, and after, unemployment claimants must report at least two work search activities in the weekly payment request to be eligible. View details and exceptions.
The majority of initial claimants receive their first payment in approximately 21 days. View eight common reasons your unemployment benefit payments might be delayed.
The CARES Act includes provisions to expand unemployment insurance benefits. See our Benefits and Implementation page.
We understand this is the first time many people have had to file for unemployment, and it’s unfamiliar territory. See what workers and businesses need to know.
Resources regarding COVID-19 related to programs administered by DLR.
Providing training and education to help individuals attain sustainable employment
Helping businesses maintain a skilled workforce through training and education
(Formerly Unemployment Insurance) Providing economic support to jobless workers and administering the program for liable employers
Administering state labor laws and providing dispute resolution
Collecting, analyzing and providing employment-related statistics
Providing employment services and workforce training for job seekers and employers
Licensing and regulating occupations and advising key DLR programs
Protecting the public and providing regulation for insurance industry
Providing medical and disability benefits for work-related injuries and diseases
Regulating and supervising state-chartered and licensed financial institutions