South Dakota Unemployment Benefits Calculator

The latest figures for South Dakota show an unemployment rate of 4.8%.

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020  
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South Dakota unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the South Dakota Dept. of Labor and Training for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  South Dakota Dept. of Labor and Training

Unemployed through no fault of your own
You must have worked for an employer (or employers) who paid taxes in your name.
Able to work
Available for work
Be actively seeking work
Be registered with South Dakota Department of labor through SDWORKS

1- Your wages in the high quarter period must be at least $728
2-Your wages in the other 3 quarters of the base period must be at least 20 times your weekly benefit
Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: 26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $28-$298 (reference

Determined by:  Highest quarter wages in base period

Note: Congress has approved an additional payment of $25 per week for weeks of unemployment paid from week ending February 28, 2009 to December 31, 2009. In some cases, payment will continue through June 30, 2010.