Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area April 2017   April 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 72,508 70,265 2,243 3.1% 70,597 68,499 2,098 3.0%
Sioux Falls MSA 148,401 144,790 3,611 2.4% 144,506 141,185 3,321 2.3%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,502 22,860 642 2.7% 23,434 22,856 578 2.5%
Brookings MiSA 19,548 18,992 556 2.8% 19,132 18,625 507 2.7%
Huron MiSA 9,449 9,197 252 2.7% 9,490 9,259 231 2.4%
Mitchell MiSA 13,126 12,764 362 2.8% 13,075 12,775 300 2.3%
Pierre MiSA 12,677 12,356 321 2.5% 12,642 12,360 282 2.2%
Spearfish MiSA 13,015 12,616 399 3.1% 12,736 12,324 412 3.2%
Vermillion MiSA 7,399 7,176 223 3.0% 7,344 7,137 207 2.8%
Watertown MiSA 15,159 14,706 453 3.0% 15,199 14,778 421 2.8%
Yankton MiSA 11,644 11,319 325 2.8% 11,597 11,319 278 2.4%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,205 3,026 179 5.6% 3,230 3,067 163 5.0%
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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