South Dakota again sees record high in unemployment claims
The state of South Dakota saw nearly 8,000 unemployment benefit claims last week as the economy continues to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak.
A total of 7,916 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed between March 29 and April 4.
The new numbers set a record high, with an increase of over 1,100 compared to the
of 6,801, according to the South Dakota Department of Labor.
Over 16,000 people have filed for unemployment in South Dakota since the coronavirus pandemic began having an economic impact on the state. That accounts for roughly three percent of the state's workforce, according to the Department of Labor's
Thursday's report comes as the U.S. Department of Labor
an additional 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment last week, marking 16.8 million unemployment claims since the crisis began.