Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area December 2017   December 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 72,926 70,131 2,795 3.8% 71,225 68,919 2,306 3.2%
Sioux Falls MSA 148,898 144,337 4,561 3.1% 147,687 143,937 3,750 2.5%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,501 22,708 793 3.4% 23,212 22,572 640 2.8%
Brookings MiSA 19,644 18,995 649 3.3% 19,289 18,783 506 2.6%
Huron MiSA 9,484 9,201 283 3.0% 9,408 9,160 248 2.6%
Mitchell MiSA 13,088 12,620 468 3.6% 13,089 12,710 379 2.9%
Pierre MiSA 12,863 12,462 401 3.1% 12,913 12,557 356 2.8%
Spearfish MiSA 12,910 12,446 464 3.6% 12,884 12,497 387 3.0%
Vermillion MiSA 7,257 7,012 245 3.4% 7,078 6,894 184 2.6%
Watertown MiSA 15,382 14,808 574 3.7% 15,141 14,655 486 3.2%
Yankton MiSA 11,655 11,286 369 3.2% 11,667 11,348 319 2.7%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,222 2,973 249 7.7% 3,107 2,927 180 5.8%
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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