PIERRE, SD -
South Dakota's unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in September, down slightly from 4.5 percent a month earlier.
The state Labor Department reports that South Dakota's seasonally adjusted jobless rate has remained relatively stable since February, when it was at 4.3 percent.
About 19,700 South Dakotans were unemployed in September, down 400 from a year earlier.
The department reports that 422,900 South Dakotans had jobs last month, down 3,000 from the same month a year earlier.
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