Walter Mencken 8:33 a.m., Nov. 21
SD unemployment rate drops
County gains 7,600 jobs in month, 24,600 in year
The county's unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in November from a revised 8.6% in October, according to the Employment Development Department. A year ago, the rate was 9.4%. Local government jobs surged 2,100 in the month, primarily from the education sector.