Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area August 2017   August 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 76,894 74,333 2,561 3.3% 75,303 73,254 2,049 2.7%
Sioux Falls MSA 150,423 146,195 4,228 2.8% 146,631 143,397 3,234 2.2%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,232 22,509 723 3.1% 23,121 22,554 567 2.5%
Brookings MiSA 18,927 18,293 634 3.3% 18,563 18,103 460 2.5%
Huron MiSA 9,667 9,374 293 3.0% 9,631 9,409 222 2.3%
Mitchell MiSA 13,110 12,727 383 2.9% 13,172 12,891 281 2.1%
Pierre MiSA 13,042 12,681 361 2.8% 13,008 12,750 258 2.0%
Spearfish MiSA 13,543 13,099 444 3.3% 13,344 12,950 394 3.0%
Vermillion MiSA 6,518 6,262 256 3.9% 6,499 6,320 179 2.8%
Watertown MiSA 15,417 14,945 472 3.1% 15,353 14,933 420 2.7%
Yankton MiSA 11,702 11,350 352 3.0% 11,680 11,408 272 2.3%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,311 2,885 426 12.9% 3,322 2,926 396 11.9%
Note: 2017 data is preliminary and subject to revision. Data may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Produced in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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