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Old 03-25-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: campton ky
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I've always had a dream of living in the Dakotas now with 5 children I would be willing to take the chance if the job market was dependable.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
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There are some industries struggling in SD and others that are shining. Every area has it's fields that shine - there are skilled shortages found in smaller pockets. Hard work and the "who you know" applies strongly in SD. Although unemployment is fairly low in SD, the underemployed/underpaid, is noticeable. Wages have been stagnant in the less skilled and less educated fields last 10 years while rents and goods have increased significantly.

Dependable job market? - I would say for the most part, it is as dependable as the individual wants it to be, in any economic condition businesses can close up shop though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Eastern SD
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What type of work are you interested/experienced in?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Eastern SD
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For blue collar type stuff, the eastern part of the state is where it's at, as much as I'd love to live in the Rapid City area. Wealthy people when they concentrate in one area tend to price stuff like real estate out of affordability for the average person, which is the case in the hills compared to the pay of the work you will find. Not as much industry either compared to the east side. But possible for someone starting over single.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:42 AM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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I've always had a dream of living in the Dakotas now with 5 children I would be willing to take the chance if the job market was dependable.
Sioux Falls, SD is the best pick. A wide variety of jobs to choose from along with plenty of rural areas outside to live in as well. It offers city, suburb, or rural living all within 5-10 miles. The job market would probably be about 50 times better than eastern Kentucky.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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For blue collar type stuff, the eastern part of the state is where it's at, as much as I'd love to live in the Rapid City area. Wealthy people when they concentrate in one area tend to price stuff like real estate out of affordability for the average person, which is the case in the hills compared to the pay of the work you will find. Not as much industry either compared to the east side. But possible for someone starting over single.
So true. I can't believe how much houses cost here!
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