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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area May 2018   May 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 458,182 445,118 13,064 2.9% 455,458 441,161 14,297 3.1%
Aurora County 1,542 1,499 43 2.8% 1,578 1,537 41 2.6%
Beadle County 9,427 9,195 232 2.5% 9,380 9,124 256 2.7%
Bennett County 1,114 1,066 48 4.3% 1,140 1,091 49 4.3%
Bon Homme County 2,900 2,831 69 2.4% 2,996 2,914 82 2.7%
Brookings County 18,820 18,295 525 2.8% 18,750 18,125 625 3.3%
Brown County 21,066 20,497 569 2.7% 21,022 20,418 604 2.9%
Brule County 2,503 2,434 69 2.8% 2,532 2,453 79 3.1%
Buffalo County 691 650 41 5.9% 705 659 46 6.5%
Butte County 5,060 4,892 168 3.3% 5,019 4,837 182 3.6%
Campbell County 836 808 28 3.3% 849 820 29 3.4%
Charles Mix County 3,916 3,789 127 3.2% 4,007 3,855 152 3.8%
Clark County 1,873 1,804 69 3.7% 1,942 1,866 76 3.9%
Clay County 6,904 6,692 212 3.1% 6,785 6,538 247 3.6%
Codington County 15,168 14,732 436 2.9% 15,164 14,685 479 3.2%
Corson County 1,404 1,353 51 3.6% 1,476 1,420 56 3.8%
Custer County 4,044 3,906 138 3.4% 4,070 3,912 158 3.9%
Davison County 11,062 10,786 276 2.5% 11,077 10,778 299 2.7%
Day County 2,882 2,782 100 3.5% 2,897 2,803 94 3.2%
Deuel County 2,186 2,110 76 3.5% 2,243 2,152 91 4.1%
Dewey County 2,143 2,010 133 6.2% 2,195 2,037 158 7.2%
Douglas County 1,591 1,548 43 2.7% 1,651 1,605 46 2.8%
Edmunds County 2,144 2,086 58 2.7% 2,177 2,121 56 2.6%
Fall River County 3,068 2,956 112 3.7% 3,064 2,938 126 4.1%
Faulk County 1,109 1,078 31 2.8% 1,150 1,117 33 2.9%
Grant County 4,478 4,355 123 2.7% 4,548 4,416 132 2.9%
Gregory County 2,022 1,964 58 2.9% 2,040 1,969 71 3.5%
Haakon County 1,102 1,072 30 2.7% 1,094 1,064 30 2.7%
Hamlin County 3,159 3,070 89 2.8% 3,176 3,077 99 3.1%
Hand County 1,829 1,790 39 2.1% 1,895 1,846 49 2.6%
Hanson County 1,743 1,667 76 4.4% 1,754 1,690 64 3.6%
Harding County 737 719 18 2.4% 766 745 21 2.7%
Hughes County 10,078 9,838 240 2.4% 10,077 9,825 252 2.5%
Hutchinson County 3,657 3,563 94 2.6% 3,672 3,566 106 2.9%
Hyde County 681 663 18 2.6% 704 684 20 2.8%
Jackson County 1,342 1,284 58 4.3% 1,395 1,324 71 5.1%
Jerauld County 1,167 1,139 28 2.4% 1,150 1,120 30 2.6%
Jones County 554 539 15 2.7% 590 572 18 3.1%
Kingsbury County 2,684 2,615 69 2.6% 2,781 2,691 90 3.2%
Lake County 6,564 6,353 211 3.2% 6,520 6,277 243 3.7%
Lawrence County 13,124 12,742 382 2.9% 12,934 12,508 426 3.3%
Lincoln County 32,291 31,583 708 2.2% 31,748 30,965 783 2.5%
Lyman County 1,702 1,638 64 3.8% 1,765 1,691 74 4.2%
Marshall County 2,387 2,310 77 3.2% 2,438 2,344 94 3.9%
McCook County 3,174 3,100 74 2.3% 3,176 3,093 83 2.6%
McPherson County 1,050 1,012 38 3.6% 1,096 1,060 36 3.3%
Meade County 14,123 13,677 446 3.2% 13,918 13,464 454 3.3%
Mellette County 773 738 35 4.5% 784 754 30 3.8%
Miner County 1,203 1,170 33 2.7% 1,221 1,183 38 3.1%
Minnehaha County 110,578 107,839 2,739 2.5% 108,542 105,599 2,943 2.7%
Moody County 3,932 3,835 97 2.5% 4,025 3,901 124 3.1%
Oglala Lakota County 3,545 3,221 324 9.1% 3,490 3,153 337 9.7%
Pennington County 56,548 54,864 1,684 3.0% 55,658 53,821 1,837 3.3%
Perkins County 1,627 1,586 41 2.5% 1,683 1,636 47 2.8%
Potter County 1,155 1,117 38 3.3% 1,180 1,147 33 2.8%
Roberts County 4,790 4,597 193 4.0% 4,814 4,620 194 4.0%
Sanborn County 1,160 1,127 33 2.8% 1,201 1,162 39 3.2%
Spink County 3,239 3,129 110 3.4% 3,311 3,205 106 3.2%
Stanley County 1,854 1,811 43 2.3% 1,889 1,836 53 2.8%
Sully County 840 820 20 2.4% 880 851 29 3.3%
Todd County 3,170 2,987 183 5.8% 3,138 2,947 191 6.1%
Tripp County 2,999 2,923 76 2.5% 3,058 2,975 83 2.7%
Turner County 4,730 4,615 115 2.4% 4,750 4,609 141 3.0%
Union County 7,974 7,732 242 3.0% 7,890 7,618 272 3.4%
Walworth County 2,274 2,169 105 4.6% 2,264 2,155 109 4.8%
Yankton County 11,745 11,437 308 2.6% 11,590 11,261 329 2.8%
Ziebach County 947 909 38 4.0% 978 929 49 5.0%
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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