To be eligible for South Dakota unemployment insurance benefits, you must be a resident of South Dakota and all of the following must be true:

  • You are unemployed through no fault of your own
  • You worked in South Dakota during the past 12 months
  • You earned a minimum amount of wages determined by South Dakota guidelines
  • You are actively seeking work each week you are collecting benefits

Websitehttps://dlr.sd.gov/ra/default.aspx
Phone605-626-2452
Email[email protected]
Apply Onlinehttps://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/file_claim.aspx
Weekly CertificationRequest Weekly Payment
Appeal a Denialhttps://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/appeals.aspx
Find a Local Officehttps://dlr.sd.gov/localoffices/default.aspx
Report Fraudhttps://dlr.sd.gov/ra/overpayments/report_fraud.aspx
Coronavirus Updateshttps://dlr.sd.gov/ra/covid_19_ra_eligibility.aspx

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
MinMax
15-26 weeks$28$428$10,764

South Dakota Unemployment Office Locations

Aberdeen Unemployment Office
420 S. Roosevelt Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605.626.2340

Brookings Unemployment Office
1310 Main Ave. S., Suite 103
Brookings, SD 57006-3893
Phone: 605.688.4350

Huron Unemployment Office
1000 18th St. SW, Suite #5
Huron, SD 57350-4334
Phone: 605.353.7155

Lake Andes Unemployment Office
140 W. Highway 50
Lake Andes, SD 57356
Phone: 605.487.7607

Madison Unemployment Office
800 S. Washington Ave., Suite 103
Madison, SD 57042-3517
Phone: 605.256.5300

Mitchell Unemployment Office
1321 N. Main Street
Mitchell, SD 57301-1354
Phone: 605.995.8060

North Sioux City Unemployment Office
504 River Drive
North Sioux City, SD 57049-3015
Phone: 605.242.5445

Pierre Unemployment Office
116 W. Missouri Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-4506
Phone: 605.773.3372
Rapid City Unemployment Office
2330 N. Maple Ave., Suite 1
Rapid City, SD 57701-7898
Phone: 605.394.2296

Sioux Falls Unemployment Office
811 East 10th St., Department 41
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-1650
Phone: 605.367.5300

Sisseton Unemployment Office
10 E. Hickory St., Suite 3
Sisseton, SD 57262-1526
Phone: 605.698.3964

Spearfish Unemployment Office
1300 North Ave.
Spearfish, SD 57783-1525
Phone: 605.642.6900

Vermillion Unemployment Office
904 E. Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-1742
Phone: 605.677.6900

Watertown Unemployment Office
2001 9th Ave. S.W., Suite 200
Watertown, SD 57201-4029
Phone: 605.882.5131

Winner Unemployment Office
325 S. Monroe St., Room 117
Winner, SD 57580
Phone: 605.842.0474

Yankton Unemployment Office
3113 Spruce, Suite 124
Yankton, SD 57078-5320
Phone: 605.668.2900