Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area March 2018   March 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 73,552 70,822 2,730 3.7% 71,697 68,977 2,720 3.8%
Sioux Falls MSA 151,102 146,411 4,691 3.1% 148,868 144,310 4,558 3.1%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,161 22,424 737 3.2% 23,046 22,292 754 3.3%
Brookings MiSA 19,119 18,555 564 2.9% 19,023 18,415 608 3.2%
Huron MiSA 9,347 9,043 304 3.3% 9,302 9,005 297 3.2%
Mitchell MiSA 12,775 12,310 465 3.6% 12,748 12,310 438 3.4%
Pierre MiSA 12,571 12,161 410 3.3% 12,538 12,118 420 3.3%
Spearfish MiSA 13,012 12,592 420 3.2% 12,807 12,348 459 3.6%
Vermillion MiSA 7,525 7,321 204 2.7% 7,332 7,115 217 3.0%
Watertown MiSA 15,164 14,576 588 3.9% 15,116 14,487 629 4.2%
Yankton MiSA 11,635 11,266 369 3.2% 11,459 11,083 376 3.3%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,175 2,963 212 6.7% 3,128 2,930 198 6.3%
Note: 2018 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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