South Dakota

South Dakota Unemployment Agency Contact Information

If, unfortunately, you are facing unemployment you are probably already aware of the possible financial difficulties awaiting you in the future. And, with an unstable economy showing no signs of improvement, being unemployed can be a rather stressful time for anyone. However, workers in the United States have the option of applying for unemployment compensation benefits to help bridge the gap until they are employed once again.

South Dakota workers should contact the South Dakota Department of Unemployment to begin the application process to determine whether or not they are eligible for monetary compensation and how much compensation they should expect. You have your option of contacting the South Dakota agency for unemployment by telephone, online, or via postal mail.

The South Dakota phone number for the unemployment agency that handles claims is 605-626-3179. This telephone line answers Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:20 pm Central Standard Time.

For all calls other than claims, the phone number for the unemployment agency to use is 605-626-2452 during the same hours. Hearing or speech impaired workers should call 1-800-877-1113 toll free while interstate claims should be directed to 605-626-3179. For the shortest wait times, the best days to call any of these numbers are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The agency for unemployment tends to receive the highest volume of calls on Mondays. Every local unemployment office in South Dakota is closed on state holidays.

When calling any South Dakota office of unemployment phone number you should have your Social Security number, contact information, and work history available. You will also need to provide your dates of employment, the reason for leaving your job, earnings, and the contact information for your employers to the South Dakota Department of Unemployment.

To file a claim with the South Dakota agency for unemployment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, log onto www.sd.uiclaims.com. New users will need to register by creating a user ID and password which will also allow access to helpful job search databases along with tax and unemployment insurance information.

Although there isn't an unemployment agency email address available, in addition to by phone and via the Internet, you may also contact the department by fax at 605-626-2322.

For more information about your local unemployment office in South Dakota, you may write to:

Unemployment Insurance Division

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

PO Box 4730

Aberdeen, South Dakota 57402-4730


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