PIERRE, S.D. KELO) – During the week of Dec. 13-19, a total of 696 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. This is a decrease of 230 claims from the prior week’s total of 926.
It is a decrease of more than 20%.
The U.S. Department of Labor said one state in the region had an increase in claims while three others dropped.