South Dakota Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called South Dakota Labor and Regulation. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the South Dakota Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for SD unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. You should file a claim for benefits on or after your last day of work. A claim filed on a Sunday is effective that Sunday, and a claim filed on Monday through Saturday is effective on the Sunday preceding the date the claim was filed. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. Driver’s license number or other state identification number. Your employment history for the last 18 months, including business names, complete addresses and phone numbers of all employers. The name and local number of your union hall, if you obtain work through the union. Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a US Citizen. Your SF-8 and SF-50 forms if you are a federal employee and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your South Dakota unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • South Dakota Labor and Regulation
    123 W. Missouri Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for SD unemployment benefits over the phone, call 605-626-3179.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for SD unemployment online, click here.