Pat yourself on the back once again South Dakota. We're saving the feds more money. In the form of unemployment claims.

Even though high inflation and the looming threat of a recession could cause unemployment claims to spike once more, a new report indicates that a reduction in claims is dramatically less than during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wallet Hub release finds South Dakota claims were almost 64% lower than the previous week. And, compared to the same week pre-pandemic 47% less.

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Next door Nebraska-13, Iowa-17, North Dakota-36, and Minnesota-39.

Every state had unemployment claims last week that were lower than in the previous week except for Massachusetts, Idaho, Ohio, Vermont, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Connecticut.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks.

Looking ahead to 2023 experts see the job market softening with continued historically lower levels of labor force participation.

That being said, South Dakota (12) is still one of the best places in the county to find a job. Minnesota just makes the top five.

12 Businesses That Would Do Great in Sioux Falls' Abandoned Gordmans Building

For thirty years the people of Sioux Falls saw the sign for Gordmans off-price department store across the parking lot from the Empire Mall.

In September of 2020, the store closed for its final time. Since then the building has sat empty, something that doesn't happen too often in Sioux Falls.

We were wondering what people in Sioux Falls would like to see take over the space. Some folks wanted their Gordmans back. It was a great place to find deals on clothing. But, all the Gordmans are gone, so that's a no-go.

And since we've gotten our Chick Fil A and Chipotle, the city is primed for another thing to line up for.

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Although the full extent of damage caused by Hurricane Ian in the Southwest is still being realized, Ian is already being called one of the costliest storms to ever hit the U.S. Stacker took a look at NOAA data to extrapolate the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time.  

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