Unemployment insurance

The South Dakota Capitol grounds and lake in Pierre. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Feds say state overpaid $36 million in unemployment benefits during pandemic

BY: - October 1, 2023

A federal report says at least $36 million in unemployment benefits were wrongfully distributed to South Dakotans, fraudulently or mistakenly, from March 2020 to March 2023. The state has recovered a third of the money. Much of the money flowed from federal legislation designed to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal […]