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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area May 2017   May 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 456,615 443,442 13,173 2.9% 453,250 441,299 11,951 2.6%
Aurora County 1,553 1,515 38 2.4% 1,600 1,568 32 2.0%
Beadle County 9,504 9,262 242 2.5% 9,593 9,380 213 2.2%
Bennett County 1,101 1,056 45 4.1% 1,128 1,087 41 3.6%
Bon Homme County 2,971 2,891 80 2.7% 3,089 3,013 76 2.5%
Brookings County 19,306 18,729 577 3.0% 18,940 18,414 526 2.8%
Brown County 21,239 20,677 562 2.6% 21,188 20,672 516 2.4%
Brule County 2,516 2,443 73 2.9% 2,600 2,534 66 2.5%
Buffalo County 712 669 43 6.0% 716 673 43 6.0%
Butte County 5,110 4,942 168 3.3% 5,080 4,913 167 3.3%
Campbell County 871 844 27 3.1% 902 879 23 2.5%
Charles Mix County 3,966 3,825 141 3.6% 4,083 3,970 113 2.8%
Clark County 1,947 1,874 73 3.7% 2,031 1,970 61 3.0%
Clay County 6,680 6,454 226 3.4% 6,631 6,424 207 3.1%
Codington County 15,193 14,756 437 2.9% 15,208 14,810 398 2.6%
Corson County 1,480 1,428 52 3.5% 1,571 1,502 69 4.4%
Custer County 4,028 3,883 145 3.6% 4,056 3,914 142 3.5%
Davison County 11,322 11,043 279 2.5% 11,288 11,042 246 2.2%
Day County 2,915 2,826 89 3.1% 2,979 2,877 102 3.4%
Deuel County 2,236 2,152 84 3.8% 2,367 2,277 90 3.8%
Dewey County 2,219 2,075 144 6.5% 2,210 2,082 128 5.8%
Douglas County 1,698 1,655 43 2.5% 1,752 1,715 37 2.1%
Edmunds County 2,240 2,186 54 2.4% 2,295 2,250 45 2.0%
Fall River County 3,040 2,923 117 3.8% 3,136 3,007 129 4.1%
Faulk County 1,158 1,126 32 2.8% 1,191 1,164 27 2.3%
Grant County 4,551 4,428 123 2.7% 4,539 4,426 113 2.5%
Gregory County 2,110 2,046 64 3.0% 2,155 2,101 54 2.5%
Haakon County 1,127 1,100 27 2.4% 1,154 1,131 23 2.0%
Hamlin County 3,230 3,138 92 2.8% 3,250 3,158 92 2.8%
Hand County 1,875 1,828 47 2.5%   1,954 1,915 39 2.0%
Hanson County 1,794 1,737 57 3.2%   1,818 1,773 45 2.5%
Harding County 771 751 20 2.6%   824 803 21 2.5%
Hughes County 10,143 9,911 232 2.3%   10,114 9,901 213 2.1%
Hutchinson County 3,707 3,609 98 2.6%   3,801 3,715 86 2.3%
Hyde County 718 700 18 2.5%   747 729 18 2.4%
Jackson County 1,382 1,315 67 4.8%   1,436 1,394 42 2.9%
Jerauld County 1,071 1,043 28 2.6%   1,109 1,086 23 2.1%
Jones County 581 564 17 2.9%   604 591 13 2.2%
Kingsbury County 2,829 2,748 81 2.9%   2,805 2,739 66 2.4%
Lake County 6,610 6,389 221 3.3%   6,564 6,375 189 2.9%
Lawrence County 13,170 12,779 391 3.0%   12,972 12,556 416 3.2%
Lincoln County 31,152 30,448 704 2.3%   30,403 29,805 598 2.0%
Lyman County 1,771 1,698 73 4.1%   1,819 1,752 67 3.7%
Marshall County 2,503 2,415 88 3.5%   2,576 2,506 70 2.7%
McCook County 3,194 3,117 77 2.4%   3,193 3,132 61 1.9%
McPherson County 1,100 1,065 35 3.2%   1,157 1,126 31 2.7%
Meade County 13,665 13,254 411 3.0%   13,411 13,020 391 2.9%
Mellette County 773 745 28 3.6%   831 805 26 3.1%
Miner County 1,207 1,173 34 2.8%   1,254 1,227 27 2.2%
Minnehaha County 108,523 105,814 2,709 2.5%   105,842 103,391 2,451 2.3%
Moody County 3,996 3,881 115 2.9%   3,997 3,901 96 2.4%
Oglala Lakota County 3,501 3,189 312 8.9%   3,440 3,159 281 8.2%
Pennington County 55,730 54,044 1,686 3.0%   54,318 52,805 1,513 2.8%
Perkins County 1,650 1,607 43 2.6%   1,703 1,658 45 2.6%
Potter County 1,188 1,156 32 2.7%   1,213 1,188 25 2.1%
Roberts County 4,810 4,631 179 3.7%   4,937 4,769 168 3.4%
Sanborn County 1,229 1,193 36 2.9%   1,284 1,257 27 2.1%
Spink County 3,406 3,307 99 2.9%   3,508 3,417 91 2.6%
Stanley County 1,880 1,830 50 2.7%   1,902 1,867 35 1.8%
Sully County 889 862 27 3.0%   930 910 20 2.2%
Todd County 3,043 2,868 175 5.8%   3,091 2,921 170 5.5%
Tripp County 3,076 2,999 77 2.5%   3,197 3,135 62 1.9%
Turner County 4,737 4,606 131 2.8%   4,751 4,633 118 2.5%
Union County 8,024 7,774 250 3.1%   8,054 7,841 213 2.6%
Walworth County 2,239 2,141 98 4.4%   2,292 2,187 105 4.6%
Yankton County 11,661 11,352 309 2.6%   11,662 11,392 270 2.3%
Ziebach County 997 952 45 4.5%   1,007 966 41 4.1%
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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