Signs continue to point to a slow improvement in South Dakota’s economy. The latest trend is the number of open jobs being posted through the state Department of Labor. Secretary Pam Roberts says they now have about eleven thousand open jobs posted……
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The states unemployment rate has been holding steady at about four point two percent. Roberts says it may drift down a bit more…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/06/Pam-Roberts-620b.mp3|titles=Pam Roberts 620b]
Roberts says they have also seen a fairly big drop in unemployment benefits payments.