- South Dakota has faced harsh criticism for not imposing COVID lockdowns across the state.
- However, data shows South Dakota is not seeing health or economic crises like the rest of the country.
- State level unemployment shows that South Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, tied with Nebraska at 3.0%.
- This is far lower than the 6.7% national rate and the lowest in South Dakota since November 2018.
- South Dakota currently has 26 COVID-19 deaths per capita over the last 7 days, according to the New York Times, which is lower than 41 states.
- The Right Facts will continue to monitor state level employment.