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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area September 2018   September 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 456,227 444,454 11,773 2.6% 454,086 440,258 13,828 3.0%
Aurora County 1,549 1,509 40 2.6% 1,502 1,459 43 2.9%
Beadle County 9,489 9,278 211 2.2% 9,372 9,137 235 2.5%
Bennett County 1,095 1,053 42 3.8% 1,125 1,073 52 4.6%
Bon Homme County 2,889 2,814 75 2.6% 2,891 2,812 79 2.7%
Brookings County 18,951 18,503 448 2.4% 18,737 18,205 532 2.8%
Brown County 20,772 20,265 507 2.4% 20,841 20,282 559 2.7%
Brule County 2,464 2,404 60 2.4% 2,433 2,358 75 3.1%
Buffalo County 703 666 37 5.3% 714 664 50 7.0%
Butte County 5,040 4,892 148 2.9% 5,013 4,848 165 3.3%
Campbell County 784 753 31 4.0% 805 769 36 4.5%
Charles Mix County 3,792 3,682 110 2.9% 3,814 3,671 143 3.7%
Clark County 1,886 1,832 54 2.9% 1,865 1,799 66 3.5%
Clay County 7,279 7,093 186 2.6% 7,277 7,044 233 3.2%
Codington County 15,323 14,956 367 2.4% 15,177 14,745 432 2.8%
Corson County 1,389 1,335 54 3.9% 1,409 1,350 59 4.2%
Custer County 4,043 3,908 135 3.3% 3,993 3,844 149 3.7%
Davison County 11,053 10,799 254 2.3% 11,088 10,805 283 2.6%
Day County 2,749 2,664 85 3.1% 2,776 2,690 86 3.1%
Deuel County 2,189 2,126 63 2.9% 2,195 2,120 75 3.4%
Dewey County 2,187 2,027 160 7.3% 2,273 2,040 233 10.3%
Douglas County 1,544 1,506 38 2.5% 1,586 1,541 45 2.8%
Edmunds County 2,119 2,069 50 2.4% 2,115 2,058 57 2.7%
Fall River County 3,018 2,916 102 3.4% 2,985 2,872 113 3.8%
Faulk County 1,119 1,088 31 2.8% 1,083 1,049 34 3.1%
Grant County 4,317 4,221 96 2.2% 4,420 4,289 131 3.0%
Gregory County 2,010 1,949 61 3.0% 2,000 1,937 63 3.2%
Haakon County 1,050 1,025 25 2.4% 1,051 1,022 29 2.8%
Hamlin County 3,119 3,044 75 2.4% 3,138 3,036 102 3.3%
Hand County 1,771 1,733 38 2.1% 1,778 1,735 43 2.4%
Hanson County 1,738 1,678 60 3.5% 1,724 1,670 54 3.1%
Harding County 756 737 19 2.5% 725 700 25 3.4%
Hughes County 9,823 9,600 223 2.3% 10,049 9,793 256 2.5%
Hutchinson County 3,517 3,434 83 2.4% 3,533 3,431 102 2.9%
Hyde County 687 670 17 2.5% 689 664 25 3.6%
Jackson County 1,355 1,307 48 3.5% 1,361 1,293 68 5.0%
Jerauld County 1,123 1,100 23 2.0% 1,116 1,089 27 2.4%
Jones County 559 546 13 2.3% 571 557 14 2.5%
Kingsbury County 2,705 2,644 61 2.3% 2,708 2,631 77 2.8%
Lake County 6,633 6,447 186 2.8% 6,444 6,220 224 3.5%
Lawrence County 13,181 12,845 336 2.5% 13,147 12,744 403 3.1%
Lincoln County 32,159 31,484 675 2.1% 31,849 31,093 756 2.4%
Lyman County 1,712 1,654 58 3.4% 1,767 1,672 95 5.4%
Marshall County 2,374 2,291 83 3.5% 2,359 2,268 91 3.9%
McCook County 3,150 3,087 63 2.0% 3,110 3,042 68 2.2%
McPherson County 1,031 991 40 3.9% 1,022 988 34 3.3%
Meade County 14,096 13,715 381 2.7% 13,966 13,522 444 3.2%
Mellette County 763 734 29 3.8% 747 713 34 4.6%
Miner County 1,201 1,172 29 2.4% 1,175 1,146 29 2.5%
Minnehaha County 109,933 107,517 2,416 2.2% 109,046 106,199 2,847 2.6%
Moody County 4,023 3,925 98 2.4% 4,033 3,897 136 3.4%
Oglala Lakota County 3,469 3,119 350 10.1% 3,509 3,086 423 12.1%
Pennington County 56,676 55,156 1,520 2.7% 56,119 54,381 1,738 3.1%
Perkins County 1,456 1,418 38 2.6% 1,594 1,549 45 2.8%
Potter County 1,110 1,075 35 3.2% 1,125 1,091 34 3.0%
Roberts County 4,844 4,694 150 3.1% 4,791 4,614 177 3.7%
Sanborn County 1,149 1,116 33 2.9% 1,146 1,108 38 3.3%
Spink County 3,230 3,138 92 2.8% 3,165 3,074 91 2.9%
Stanley County 1,811 1,776 35 1.9% 1,849 1,799 50 2.7%
Sully County 831 812 19 2.3% 834 811 23 2.8%
Todd County 3,034 2,859 175 5.8% 3,158 2,959 199 6.3%
Tripp County 2,998 2,933 65 2.2% 2,962 2,876 86 2.9%
Turner County 4,677 4,575 102 2.2% 4,657 4,512 145 3.1%
Union County 7,917 7,692 225 2.8% 7,946 7,643 303 3.8%
Walworth County 2,207 2,111 96 4.3% 2,213 2,113 100 4.5%
Yankton County 11,645 11,370 275 2.4% 11,450 11,133 317 2.8%
Ziebach County 962 922 40 4.2% 974 924 50 5.1%
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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