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South Dakota Is 2023’s 7th Best State for Jobs

UNDATED – With the unemployment rate at 3.9% and labor force participation at the highest level since the onset of the pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Jobs.

To ease the process of finding employment for job seekers, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 34 key indicators of job-market strength and economic vitality. The data set ranges from employment growth to the median annual income to the average commute time.

Finding a Job in South Dakota (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • Overall rank for South Dakota: 7th
  • 4th – Job Opportunities
  • 13th – Employment Growth
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate
  • 27th – Median Annual Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 1st – Avg. Commute Time (in Minutes)
  • 17th – Job Satisfaction


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