South Dakota joins New Hampshire with lowest unemployment rates
New rate is historic low for South Dakota
South Dakota’s unemployment rate fell to 1.8 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, the lowest rate in the nation.
South Dakota joined New Hampshire, which also had a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.8 percent and had registered that rate since April. Nebraska and Vermont followed with rates of 1.9 percent.
The BLS data presented a snapshot of labor in June based on non-farm payrolls. The national rate in June was 3.6 percent. All of South Dakota’s neighbors had rates lower than the national average. Meanwhile, Nevada’s 5.4 percent was the highest unemployment rate in the nation.
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