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New Hampshire and South Dakota had lowest jobless rates in September 2016 

October 26, 2016
New Hampshire and South Dakota had the lowest jobless rates in September 2016, 2.9 percent each. The unemployment rate for New Hampshire was 0.7 percentage point higher than its historical low set in March 1988 (2.2 percent). The rate for South Dakota was 0.5 percentage point higher than its historical low set in July 2000 (2.4 percent). Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, 6.9 percent. Full Text »
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