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SD unemployment rate lowest since Jan. 2009

Jonathan Horn, U-T SAN DIEGO

Friday, October 19, 2012

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If adjusted for seasonal factors, the rate wouldn't fluctuate on these yearly events.
"The seasonal adjustment is a calculation of what normally happens," said Kelly Cunningham, economist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research. "If it’s above or below that adjustment then we call it a real change or a seasonally adjusted change, and that shows us how much real job growth has occurred or been lost."