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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area September 2017   September 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 455,919 442,000 13,919 3.1% 451,351 439,945 11,406 2.5%
Aurora County 1,497 1,451 46 3.1% 1,497 1,467 30 2.0%
Beadle County 9,522 9,278 244 2.6% 9,539 9,329 210 2.2%
Bennett County 1,125 1,073 52 4.6% 1,158 1,114 44 3.8%
Bon Homme County 2,900 2,818 82 2.8% 2,914 2,842 72 2.5%
Brookings County 19,245 18,709 536 2.8% 19,109 18,663 446 2.3%
Brown County 21,034 20,464 570 2.7% 20,961 20,480 481 2.3%
Brule County 2,473 2,398 75 3.0% 2,452 2,396 56 2.3%
Buffalo County 705 655 50 7.1% 718 654 64 8.9%
Butte County 5,078 4,909 169 3.3% 5,103 4,946 157 3.1%
Campbell County 838 802 36 4.3% 832 816 16 1.9%
Charles Mix County 3,874 3,733 141 3.6% 3,842 3,732 110 2.9%
Clark County 1,897 1,833 64 3.4% 1,921 1,867 54 2.8%
Clay County 7,328 7,091 237 3.2% 7,173 6,983 190 2.6%
Codington County 15,307 14,872 435 2.8% 15,171 14,812 359 2.4%
Corson County 1,420 1,363 57 4.0% 1,453 1,401 52 3.6%
Custer County 3,959 3,806 153 3.9% 3,913 3,797 116 3.0%
Davison County 11,232 10,947 285 2.5% 11,322 11,096 226 2.0%
Day County 2,785 2,698 87 3.1% 2,787 2,697 90 3.2%
Deuel County 2,192 2,117 75 3.4% 2,284 2,210 74 3.2%
Dewey County 2,281 2,049 232 10.2% 2,221 2,045 176 7.9%
Douglas County 1,651 1,605 46 2.8% 1,647 1,617 30 1.8%
Edmunds County 2,179 2,117 62 2.8% 2,184 2,141 43 2.0%
Fall River County 3,001 2,889 112 3.7% 3,041 2,939 102 3.4%
Faulk County 1,081 1,045 36 3.3% 1,084 1,058 26 2.4%
Grant County 4,455 4,321 134 3.0% 4,324 4,222 102 2.4%
Gregory County 2,048 1,986 62 3.0% 2,080 2,021 59 2.8%
Haakon County 1,064 1,034 30 2.8% 1,076 1,051 25 2.3%
Hamlin County 3,179 3,076 103 3.2% 3,136 3,062 74 2.4%
Hand County 1,805 1,762 43 2.4% 1,824 1,788 36 2.0%
Hanson County 1,756 1,701 55 3.1% 1,779 1,731 48 2.7%
Harding County 723 698 25 3.5% 751 730 21 2.8%
Hughes County 10,129 9,869 260 2.6% 10,152 9,957 195 1.9%
Hutchinson County 3,572 3,469 103 2.9% 3,594 3,523 71 2.0%
Hyde County 698 673 25 3.6% 712 696 16 2.2%
Jackson County 1,363 1,295 68 5.0% 1,365 1,327 38 2.8%
Jerauld County 1,116 1,089 27 2.4% 1,052 1,029 23 2.2%
Jones County 585 569 16 2.7% 582 569 13 2.2%
Kingsbury County 2,719 2,642 77 2.8% 2,704 2,647 57 2.1%
Lake County 6,492 6,278 214 3.3% 6,396 6,224 172 2.7%
Lawrence County 13,159 12,758 401 3.0% 13,173 12,797 376 2.9%
Lincoln County 31,308 30,563 745 2.4% 30,744 30,168 576 1.9%
Lyman County 1,795 1,697 98 5.5% 1,778 1,701 77 4.3%
Marshall County 2,390 2,299 91 3.8% 2,436 2,370 66 2.7%
McCook County 3,140 3,067 73 2.3% 3,135 3,060 75 2.4%
McPherson County 1,034 1,000 34 3.3% 1,066 1,033 33 3.1%
Meade County 13,705 13,265 440 3.2% 13,453 13,087 366 2.7%
Mellette County 739 707 32 4.3% 759 736 23 3.0%
Miner County 1,172 1,142 30 2.6% 1,186 1,158 28 2.4%
Minnehaha County 109,239 106,367 2,872 2.6% 107,207 104,914 2,293 2.1%
Moody County 4,007 3,870 137 3.4% 3,964 3,843 121 3.1%
Oglala Lakota County 3,576 3,150 426 11.9% 3,639 3,258 381 10.5%
Pennington County 56,142 54,394 1,748 3.1% 54,996 53,503 1,493 2.7%
Perkins County 1,623 1,577 46 2.8% 1,564 1,518 46 2.9%
Potter County 1,134 1,098 36 3.2% 1,158 1,133 25 2.2%
Roberts County 4,874 4,692 182 3.7% 4,840 4,701 139 2.9%
Sanborn County 1,143 1,104 39 3.4% 1,185 1,160 25 2.1%
Spink County 3,243 3,147 96 3.0% 3,261 3,181 80 2.5%
Stanley County 1,844 1,794 50 2.7% 1,860 1,822 38 2.0%
Sully County 846 823 23 2.7% 863 845 18 2.1%
Todd County 3,097 2,896 201 6.5% 2,995 2,821 174 5.8%
Tripp County 2,972 2,897 75 2.5% 2,966 2,907 59 2.0%
Turner County 4,657 4,511 146 3.1% 4,622 4,512 110 2.4%
Union County 8,034 7,731 303 3.8% 7,913 7,693 220 2.8%
Walworth County 2,193 2,095 98 4.5% 2,179 2,095 84 3.9%
Yankton County 11,556 11,232 324 2.8% 11,585 11,316 269 2.3%
Ziebach County 988 938 50 5.1% 976 938 38 3.9%
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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