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South Dakota posted the lowest jobless rate among all states in January at 2.6%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wyoming followed it at 2.7% along with Idaho at 2.8%.
Michigan again registered the highest unemployment rate among states at 7.1% in January. Alaska ranked second-highest at 6.5%.
Year-over-year, 32 states and the District of Columbia reported higher jobless rates in January, 14 states registered lower unemployment rates, and four states had no change.