Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area July 2018   July 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 77,447 75,483 1,964 2.5% 76,437 74,106 2,331 3.0%
Sioux Falls MSA 152,894 149,691 3,203 2.1% 150,885 147,082 3,803 2.5%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,163 22,607 556 2.4% 23,205 22,548 657 2.8%
Brookings MiSA 18,249 17,706 543 3.0% 18,438 17,787 651 3.5%
Huron MiSA 9,681 9,483 198 2.0% 9,548 9,296 252 2.6%
Mitchell MiSA 12,886 12,578 308 2.4% 13,042 12,686 356 2.7%
Pierre MiSA 12,850 12,586 264 2.1% 13,006 12,689 317 2.4%
Spearfish MiSA 13,509 13,185 324 2.4% 13,413 13,000 413 3.1%
Vermillion MiSA 6,841 6,637 204 3.0% 6,781 6,517 264 3.9%
Watertown MiSA 15,651 15,270 381 2.4% 15,388 14,948 440 2.9%
Yankton MiSA 11,941 11,674 267 2.2% 11,721 11,412 309 2.6%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,290 2,840 450 13.7% 3,348 2,878 470 14.0%
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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