Minnesota, South Dakota among states with all-time low unemployment rates

Minnesota had an unemployment rate of in 2.2% for April, and South Dakota was at 2.3%, both well below the national average.

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Ten states, including Minnesota and South Dakota, set all-time low employment rates in April, according to the latest numbers by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

During the same month, seven of the 10 states had unemployment rates below the U.S. rate of 3.6%. Minnesota came in 2.2%, and South Dakota at 2.3%. Nebraska and Utah had the lowest rates, 1.9% each, among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Other states on the list and their rates include Idaho (2.6%), Alabama (2.8%), Arizona (3.2%), West Virginia (3.6%), Kentucky (3.9%), and Mississippi (4.1%).

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