KELO reports that among South Dakota's largest cities, Yankton has the highest unemployment rate, at 6.7% (according to January data).
A quick review of the state's unemployment stats reveals Lake County isn't in too good a shape, either: our January unemployment rate was 7.2%. There are still 12 counties worse off than we are, but our rate is the highest rate in southeast South Dakota.
Compare those numbers to the statewide average of 5.1%. Even Huron, which I don't think of as a vibrant job market, has kept its unemployment down to 3.8%. Our friends up the road in Brookings are storming along at 3.0% jobless (add that to the campaign file, Mayor Munsterman).
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