South Dakota Unemployment Contact Information 

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

  • If you have not yet created a username and password, visit the following link to register one:

  • 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. is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.