South Dakota Unemployment Insurance

Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in Employment/Career Development Assistance
December 19, 2018


Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet South Dakota's eligibility requirements.


South Dakota Unemployment Insurance is administered by Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in South Dakota during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Application Details

To apply for South Dakota unemployment benefits, you may file a claim at The website may be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also file by telephone Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. (CST) at 605-626-3179. (Speech- and hearing-impaired applicants may call 800-877-1113.)



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