South Dakota Employment Levels Reach All-time High

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"Kristi Noem" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Unemployment continues to rage on as an issue impacting so many Americans throughout the country. Between layoffs, shutdowns, and loss of income across the board, countless people are still having a tough time. Despite certain narratives, stimulus checks from the government cannot take the place of reopening the economy.

“Kristi Noem” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Some states are having a tougher time with unemployment than others. At this point, it’s no secret that states run by Democrats are overwhelmingly suffering from higher rates of unemployment than Republican-run states.

South Dakota is one great example. Not only have employment levels reached an all-time high in this GOP state, but the joblessness rate is actually lower than it was prior to COVID-19, Washington Examiner confirms.

What to Know About High Employment Levels in South Dakota

According to the Department of Labor & Regulation in South Dakota, the state’s unemployment rate in December 2020 reached just 3%, as opposed to the 3.5% from December 2019. Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s Republican governor, has played a huge role in high employment levels, due to her decision not to shut down the state.

The high employment levels in South Dakota are furthermore in stark contrast to sky-high unemployment rates in other parts of the nation. States that endured months-long lockdowns have likewise wreaked irrevocable harm upon their own people.

Governor Noem has not only steered clear of shutdowns, but she’s also refused to force the residents of her state to wear masks.

More Unemployment to Come in America

While South Dakota and many other red states are keeping their employment levels fairly low, more unemployment seems bound to arrive in America. Unfortunately, the actions of the 46th president are contributing to this.

Instead of Biden putting out a comprehensive plan to drive down joblessness rates across the board, he put America back into the Paris Climate Agreement. Rather than the 46th president working to get the nation’s economy fully restored, he ended the Keystone pipeline construction, hence driving down employment levels and opportunities.

Governor Noem of South Dakota has received accolades and praise from many Republicans, due to her leadership amid the arrival of coronavirus.

What do you think about the high employment levels in South Dakota? Do you think states run by Democrats will continue to have a tough time with getting their unemployment levels down? Let us know what your views and predictions are in the comments section below.