South Dakota’s Unemployment Rate Holds at 3.7%

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s labor department says the state’s unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent from September to October during the partial federal government shutdown.

The number of South Dakotans in the labor force also remained unchanged at 449,400 over the month but was 6,100 more than last October.

The agency says that over the year, the seasonally adjusted nonfarm worker level increased by 4,500 workers. Most of those came in trade, transportation and utilities, followed by leisure and hospitality, then educational and health services, and finally industry.


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