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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area August 2017   August 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 462,682 447,033 15,649 3.4% 458,179 445,669 12,510 2.7%
Aurora County 1,518 1,469 49 3.2% 1,549 1,519 30 1.9%
Beadle County 9,667 9,374 293 3.0% 9,631 9,409 222 2.3%
Bennett County 1,151 1,098 53 4.6% 1,199 1,154 45 3.8%
Bon Homme County 2,974 2,878 96 3.2% 3,052 2,974 78 2.6%
Brookings County 18,927 18,293 634 3.3% 18,563 18,103 460 2.5%
Brown County 21,059 20,401 658 3.1% 20,896 20,377 519 2.5%
Brule County 2,534 2,445 89 3.5% 2,539 2,474 65 2.6%
Buffalo County 736 683 53 7.2% 753 676 77 10.2%
Butte County 5,094 4,904 190 3.7% 5,120 4,967 153 3.0%
Campbell County 856 824 32 3.7% 879 857 22 2.5%
Charles Mix County 3,955 3,804 151 3.8% 4,046 3,920 126 3.1%
Clark County 1,886 1,813 73 3.9% 1,986 1,927 59 3.0%
Clay County 6,518 6,262 256 3.9% 6,499 6,320 179 2.8%
Codington County 15,417 14,945 472 3.1% 15,353 14,933 420 2.7%
Corson County 1,415 1,334 81 5.7% 1,502 1,419 83 5.5%
Custer County 4,084 3,928 156 3.8% 4,129 3,992 137 3.3%
Davison County 11,338 11,020 318 2.8% 11,356 11,132 224 2.0%
Day County 2,908 2,793 115 4.0% 2,911 2,802 109 3.7%
Deuel County 2,192 2,117 75 3.4% 2,340 2,263 77 3.3%
Dewey County 2,332 1,979 353 15.1% 2,341 2,002 339 14.5%
Douglas County 1,703 1,651 52 3.1% 1,719 1,681 38 2.2%
Edmunds County 2,173 2,108 65 3.0% 2,225 2,177 48 2.2%
Fall River County 3,102 2,977 125 4.0% 3,147 3,026 121 3.8%
Faulk County 1,090 1,051 39 3.6% 1,125 1,096 29 2.6%
Grant County 4,534 4,395 139 3.1% 4,435 4,323 112 2.5%
Gregory County 2,045 1,974 71 3.5% 2,090 2,036 54 2.6%
Haakon County 1,109 1,077 32 2.9% 1,125 1,101 24 2.1%
Hamlin County 3,261 3,154 107 3.3% 3,241 3,161 80 2.5%
Hand County 1,731 1,681 50 2.9% 1,893 1,856 37 2.0%
Hanson County 1,772 1,707 65 3.7% 1,816 1,759 57 3.1%
Harding County 722 698 24 3.3% 790 772 18 2.3%
Hughes County 10,313 10,033 280 2.7% 10,218 10,015 203 2.0%
Hutchinson County 3,634 3,521 113 3.1% 3,712 3,634 78 2.1%
Hyde County 707 681 26 3.7% 747 726 21 2.8%
Jackson County 1,430 1,362 68 4.8% 1,467 1,424 43 2.9%
Jerauld County 1,058 1,029 29 2.7% 1,087 1,060 27 2.5%
Jones County 603 585 18 3.0% 630 619 11 1.7%
Kingsbury County 2,771 2,685 86 3.1% 2,765 2,704 61 2.2%
Lake County 6,390 6,140 250 3.9% 6,339 6,146 193 3.0%
Lawrence County 13,543 13,099 444 3.3% 13,344 12,950 394 3.0%
Lincoln County 31,734 30,919 815 2.6% 30,923 30,324 599 1.9%
Lyman County 1,848 1,744 104 5.6% 1,884 1,787 97 5.1%
Marshall County 2,442 2,346 96 3.9% 2,529 2,457 72 2.8%
McCook County 3,181 3,095 86 2.7% 3,192 3,122 70 2.2%
McPherson County 1,043 1,004 39 3.7% 1,113 1,071 42 3.8%
Meade County 14,256 13,786 470 3.3% 14,012 13,632 380 2.7%
Mellette County 755 706 49 6.5% 798 766 32 4.0%
Miner County 1,185 1,151 34 2.9% 1,220 1,191 29 2.4%
Minnehaha County 110,795 107,630 3,165 2.9% 107,788 105,343 2,445 2.3%
Moody County 3,933 3,782 151 3.8% 4,022 3,875 147 3.7%
Oglala Lakota County 3,936 3,403 533 13.5% 3,958 3,447 511 12.9%
Pennington County 58,554 56,619 1,935 3.3% 57,162 55,630 1,532 2.7%
Perkins County 1,613 1,560 53 3.3% 1,651 1,603 48 2.9%
Potter County 1,177 1,136 41 3.5% 1,221 1,195 26 2.1%
Roberts County 4,879 4,665 214 4.4% 4,888 4,722 166 3.4%
Sanborn County 1,159 1,117 42 3.6% 1,239 1,207 32 2.6%
Spink County 3,305 3,195 110 3.3% 3,405 3,314 91 2.7%
Stanley County 1,874 1,819 55 2.9% 1,892 1,855 37 2.0%
Sully County 855 829 26 3.0% 898 880 18 2.0%
Todd County 3,179 2,928 251 7.9% 3,119 2,902 217 7.0%
Tripp County 3,066 2,974 92 3.0% 3,119 3,058 61 2.0%
Turner County 4,713 4,551 162 3.4% 4,728 4,608 120 2.5%
Union County 8,032 7,722 310 3.9% 7,938 7,702 236 3.0%
Walworth County 2,236 2,123 113 5.1% 2,260 2,159 101 4.5%
Yankton County 11,702 11,350 352 3.0% 11,680 11,408 272 2.3%
Ziebach County 979 906 73 7.5% 981 924 57 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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