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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area April 2017   April 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 456,094 442,672 13,422 2.9% 450,583 438,315 12,268 2.7%
Aurora County 1,539 1,501 38 2.5% 1,576 1,544 32 2.0%
Beadle County 9,449 9,197 252 2.7% 9,490 9,259 231 2.4%
Bennett County 1,111 1,067 44 4.0% 1,141 1,100 41 3.6%
Bon Homme County 2,943 2,861 82 2.8% 3,017 2,945 72 2.4%
Brookings County 19,548 18,992 556 2.8% 19,132 18,625 507 2.7%
Brown County 21,263 20,676 587 2.8% 21,164 20,635 529 2.5%
Brule County 2,480 2,410 70 2.8% 2,527 2,464 63 2.5%
Buffalo County 706 662 44 6.2% 702 659 43 6.1%
Butte County 5,098 4,921 177 3.5% 5,035 4,879 156 3.1%
Campbell County 863 840 23 2.7% 885 864 21 2.4%
Charles Mix County 3,890 3,756 134 3.4% 3,985 3,866 119 3.0%
Clark County 1,930 1,848 82 4.2% 2,012 1,939 73 3.6%
Clay County 7,399 7,176 223 3.0% 7,344 7,137 207 2.8%
Codington County 15,159 14,706 453 3.0% 15,199 14,778 421 2.8%
Corson County 1,465 1,417 48 3.3% 1,511 1,457 54 3.6%
Custer County 3,996 3,842 154 3.9% 3,976 3,818 158 4.0%
Davison County 11,332 11,033 299 2.6% 11,271 11,018 253 2.2%
Day County 2,865 2,752 113 3.9% 2,883 2,767 116 4.0%
Deuel County 2,210 2,104 106 4.8% 2,291 2,172 119 5.2%
Dewey County 2,216 2,075 141 6.4% 2,222 2,097 125 5.6%
Douglas County 1,696 1,649 47 2.8% 1,748 1,710 38 2.2%
Edmunds County 2,239 2,184 55 2.5% 2,270 2,221 49 2.2%
Fall River County 2,974 2,856 118 4.0% 3,045 2,911 134 4.4%
Faulk County 1,143 1,108 35 3.1% 1,144 1,116 28 2.4%
Grant County 4,548 4,402 146 3.2% 4,475 4,351 124 2.8%
Gregory County 2,104 2,038 66 3.1% 2,135 2,075 60 2.8%
Haakon County 1,111 1,083 28 2.5% 1,118 1,095 23 2.1%
Hamlin County 3,205 3,111 94 2.9% 3,206 3,108 98 3.1%
Hand County 1,840 1,796 44 2.4%   1,921 1,881 40 2.1%
Hanson County 1,794 1,731 63 3.5%   1,804 1,757 47 2.6%
Harding County 764 743 21 2.7%   801 783 18 2.2%
Hughes County 9,956 9,713 243 2.4%   9,894 9,667 227 2.3%
Hutchinson County 3,702 3,593 109 2.9%   3,751 3,667 84 2.2%
Hyde County 713 696 17 2.4%   730 714 16 2.2%
Jackson County 1,260 1,187 73 5.8%   1,276 1,232 44 3.4%
Jerauld County 1,057 1,031 26 2.5%   1,084 1,064 20 1.8%
Jones County 552 533 19 3.4%   577 564 13 2.3%
Kingsbury County 2,786 2,704 82 2.9%   2,727 2,658 69 2.5%
Lake County 6,603 6,372 231 3.5%   6,466 6,276 190 2.9%
Lawrence County 13,015 12,616 399 3.1%   12,736 12,324 412 3.2%
Lincoln County 31,314 30,617 697 2.2%   30,471 29,855 616 2.0%
Lyman County 1,734 1,664 70 4.0%   1,777 1,706 71 4.0%
Marshall County 2,453 2,346 107 4.4%   2,514 2,431 83 3.3%
McCook County 3,212 3,130 82 2.6%   3,173 3,107 66 2.1%
McPherson County 1,084 1,050 34 3.1%   1,132 1,100 32 2.8%
Meade County 13,510 13,095 415 3.1%   13,173 12,779 394 3.0%
Mellette County 766 738 28 3.7%   805 781 24 3.0%
Miner County 1,194 1,158 36 3.0%   1,226 1,197 29 2.4%
Minnehaha County 109,110 106,411 2,699 2.5%   106,147 103,632 2,515 2.4%
Moody County 3,989 3,868 121 3.0%   3,951 3,850 101 2.6%
Oglala Lakota County 3,569 3,243 326 9.1%   3,462 3,190 272 7.9%
Pennington County 55,002 53,328 1,674 3.0%   53,448 51,902 1,546 2.9%
Perkins County 1,627 1,581 46 2.8%   1,625 1,584 41 2.5%
Potter County 1,156 1,122 34 2.9%   1,175 1,143 32 2.7%
Roberts County 4,828 4,616 212 4.4%   4,899 4,709 190 3.9%
Sanborn County 1,215 1,183 32 2.6%   1,254 1,225 29 2.3%
Spink County 3,348 3,245 103 3.1%   3,408 3,312 96 2.8%
Stanley County 1,848 1,796 52 2.8%   1,851 1,816 35 1.9%
Sully County 873 847 26 3.0%   897 877 20 2.2%
Todd County 3,060 2,891 169 5.5%   3,084 2,918 166 5.4%
Tripp County 3,046 2,967 79 2.6%   3,128 3,064 64 2.0%
Turner County 4,765 4,632 133 2.8%   4,715 4,591 124 2.6%
Union County 8,020 7,782 238 3.0%   8,166 7,946 220 2.7%
Walworth County 2,213 2,110 103 4.7%   2,226 2,118 108 4.9%
Yankton County 11,644 11,319 325 2.8%   11,597 11,319 278 2.4%
Ziebach County 989 951 38 3.8%   1,008 970 38 3.8%
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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