Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area September 2018   September 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 74,815 72,779 2,036 2.7% 74,078 71,747 2,331 3.1%
Sioux Falls MSA 149,919 146,663 3,256 2.2% 148,662 144,846 3,816 2.6%
Aberdeen MiSA 22,891 22,334 557 2.4% 22,956 22,340 616 2.7%
Brookings MiSA 18,951 18,503 448 2.4% 18,737 18,205 532 2.8%
Huron MiSA 9,489 9,278 211 2.2% 9,372 9,137 235 2.5%
Mitchell MiSA 12,791 12,477 314 2.5% 12,812 12,475 337 2.6%
Pierre MiSA 12,465 12,188 277 2.2% 12,732 12,403 329 2.6%
Spearfish MiSA 13,181 12,845 336 2.5% 13,147 12,744 403 3.1%
Vermillion MiSA 7,279 7,093 186 2.6% 7,277 7,044 233 3.2%
Watertown MiSA 15,323 14,956 367 2.4% 15,177 14,745 432 2.8%
Yankton MiSA 11,645 11,370 275 2.4% 11,450 11,133 317 2.8%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,149 2,949 200 6.4% 3,247 2,964 283 8.7%
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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