Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - News

2009 News Releases

The following news releases are available in Adobe .pdf format*. The news releases are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent releases at the top.

December 2009
December 25, 2009 All Department of Labor offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday.
December 24, 2009 All Department of Labor offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday.
December 16, 2009 South Dakota unemployment rate remains at 5.0 percent
November 2009
November 27, 2009 All Department of Labor offices were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 26, 2009 All Department of Labor offices were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 19, 2009 Employers Continue to Benefit from Tax Credit Program
November 18, 2009 South Dakota jobless rate up from September
November 11, 2009 South Dakota Department of Labor offices were closed in observance of Veterans Day.
November 10, 2009 Labor Department prepared for extended unemployment benefits
October 2009
October 30, 2009 November proclaimed "Hire Veterans First" month
October 15, 2009 September unemployment rate remains higher than last year
October 12, 2009 Please note South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed Monday, October 12 in observance of Native American Day.
October 1, 2009 High School Student Gained Summer Work Experience
September 2009
September 29, 2009 Advisory Council Discusses Workers' Compensation Recommendations
September 25, 2009 Summer Work Experience with Mellette County
September 25, 2009 Summer Work Experience Improves Participant's Work Habits
September 25, 2009 Summer Work Experience Helps Intern Gain Clinical Experience
September 25, 2009 Healthcare Work Experience Provided for Youth
September 25, 2009 Summer Work Experience Leads to Job for USD Communications Student
September 25, 2009 Summer Work Experience Gives Student New Perspective on Business World
September 18, 2009 Gov. Rounds supports National Employ Older Workers Week
September 17, 2009 Aberdeen job fair offers employment connections
September 16, 2009 Youth work experiences wrapping up for the summer
September 16, 2009 August unemployment rate unchanged
September 15, 2009 Summer work experience creates career pathway for USD student
September 4, 2009 Summer Work Experience Provides a Look Into the Auto World (See related photo of Brandi Boardman.)
September 4, 2009 Watertown DOL employee recognized for 30 years of service (See related photo of Marsha Dahl and Sue Bogen.)
September 4, 2009 Labor Department offers online subscription service for unemployment insurance updates
August 2009
August 20, 2009 Advisory Council discusses unemployment system recommendations
August 19, 2009 South Dakota unemployment rate shows little change
August 11, 2009 Labor Department offers help to employers looking for workers
August 11, 2009 Gov. Rounds appoints two Workforce Development Council members
August 6, 2009 Veterans Job Fair to be held Aug. 12
July 2009
July 31, 2009 Labor Department invests in RTEC programs for laid off workers
July 30, 2009 Labor Department invests in WDT program for laid off workers
July 29, 2009 Workers' compensation advisory council meets
July 24, 2009 Labor Department invests in LATI programs for laid off workers
July 23, 2009 Labor Department invests in MTI program for laid off workers
July 15, 2009 June jobless rate increases
July 14, 2009 South Dakota minimum wage to increase on July 24
July 13, 2009 Nearly 800 individuals gain work experience through stimulus funds
July 9, 2009 Workforce Development Council Approves Internships
June 2009
June 30, 2009

MTI graduate gaining work experience through stimulus funds
See related photo of Marty Spinsby, the MTI graduate, on the job.

June 23, 2009 Labor Department enhances online job search system
June 17, 2009 May jobless rate increases
June 3, 2009 Summer youth stimulus program reaches target
May 2009
May 27, 2009 Labor Deputy Secretary receives top international honors
May 27, 2009 Labor Secretary receives top international honors
May 20, 2009 S.D. April unemployment rate drops slightly
May 19, 2009 Labor Department monitors Unemployment Trust Fund
May 1, 2009 Gov. Rounds declares May as Electrical Safety Month
April 2009
April 30 Skilled labor pool available to employers
April 15 S.D. unemployment rate continues to follow national trend
April 14 Unemployment claims continue to climb, trust fund shrinking
April 9 Labor stimulus funds help employers with wages; teach young workers new skills
April 2 South Dakota certified for unemployment modernization stimulus funds
April 1 Labor Department creating summer work experiences through federal stimulus funding
March 2009
March 30 Stimulus package adds new employer tax credit incentives
March 26 Labor Department provides assistance for job seekers
March 25 Labor Department representative to visit local businesses
March 24 Labor Department receives stimulus funding to help older workers
March 20 Labor Department receives $1.2 million in stimulus funds for unemployment administration
March 20 Labor Department awards first GED® Career Pathway Scholarship
March 18 South Dakota unemployment rate increases slightly
March 17 Gov. Rounds speaks out against federal card check bill
March 12 S.D. Unemployment Fund to get $5.9 million in stimulus funding
March 10 More unemployment benefits available thru stimulus funding
March 2 South Dakota unemployment rate climbs again
February 2009
February 24 UI Advisory Council makes stimulus package recommendation
February 10 Labor Department closely monitoring unemployment trust fund
February 3 Assistance available for dislocated workers
January 2009
January 27 South Dakota unemployment rate steadily climbing
January 13 Unemployment Insurance Call Center expands hours
January 8 Labor Department representatives to visit Deuel County businesses

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184