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South Dakota Unemployment Contact Information 

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

South Dakota Unemployment Office

If you need to file a claim, or claim your weeks in South Dakota, the following contact information will be especially helpful to you. If you are claiming your weeks regularly, it is a good idea to save this information in a safe place where you can access it easily, such as a contact in your phone, or on a piece of paper you keep in your wallet. That way you can easily access the system on any given day.

File an Initial Claim:

Apply Online:

Apply By Phone:

  • Call 605-626-3179 and answer a series of questions with a representative.

File your Weeks:

File a Weekly Certification Online

  • Visit www.sd.uiclaims.com

  • If you have not yet created a username and password, visit the following link to register one: https://apps.sd.gov/

  • The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

File a Weekly Certification Over the Phone

  • Call the Interactive Voice Response System, or IVR, at 605-626-3212.

  • You must use a Touchtone Phone.

  • Have your social security number and pin ready.

  • The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.