Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area May 2017   May 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 73,423 71,181 2,242 3.1% 71,785 69,739 2,046 2.9%
Sioux Falls MSA 147,606 143,985 3,621 2.5% 144,189 140,961 3,228 2.2%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,479 22,863 616 2.6% 23,483 22,922 561 2.4%
Brookings MiSA 19,306 18,729 577 3.0% 18,940 18,414 526 2.8%
Huron MiSA 9,504 9,262 242 2.5% 9,593 9,380 213 2.2%
Mitchell MiSA 13,116 12,780 336 2.6% 13,106 12,815 291 2.2%
Pierre MiSA 12,912 12,603 309 2.4% 12,946 12,678 268 2.1%
Spearfish MiSA 13,170 12,779 391 3.0% 12,972 12,556 416 3.2%
Vermillion MiSA 6,680 6,454 226 3.4% 6,631 6,424 207 3.1%
Watertown MiSA 15,193 14,756 437 2.9% 15,208 14,810 398 2.6%
Yankton MiSA 11,661 11,352 309 2.6% 11,662 11,392 270 2.3%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,216 3,027 189 5.9% 3,217 3,048 169 5.3%
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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