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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area December 2017   December 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 456,865 440,255 16,610 3.6% 450,700 436,952 13,748 3.1%
Aurora County 1,519 1,459 60 3.9% 1,466 1,432 34 2.3%
Beadle County 9,484 9,201 283 3.0% 9,408 9,160 248 2.6%
Bennett County 1,125 1,074 51 4.5% 1,133 1,092 41 3.6%
Bon Homme County 2,888 2,804 84 2.9% 2,844 2,758 86 3.0%
Brookings County 19,644 18,995 649 3.3% 19,289 18,783 506 2.6%
Brown County 21,303 20,583 720 3.4% 21,059 20,471 588 2.8%
Brule County 2,486 2,404 82 3.3% 2,411 2,356 55 2.3%
Buffalo County 722 667 55 7.6% 711 657 54 7.6%
Butte County 5,073 4,876 197 3.9% 5,112 4,912 200 3.9%
Campbell County 867 827 40 4.6% 839 815 24 2.9%
Charles Mix County 3,850 3,704 146 3.8% 3,748 3,623 125 3.3%
Clark County 1,930 1,820 110 5.7% 1,884 1,799 85 4.5%
Clay County 7,257 7,012 245 3.4% 7,078 6,894 184 2.6%
Codington County 15,382 14,808 574 3.7% 15,141 14,655 486 3.2%
Corson County 1,435 1,378 57 4.0% 1,417 1,372 45 3.2%
Custer County 3,953 3,746 207 5.2% 3,842 3,680 162 4.2%
Davison County 11,301 10,924 377 3.3% 11,321 11,016 305 2.7%
Day County 2,841 2,691 150 5.3% 2,728 2,613 115 4.2%
Deuel County 2,177 2,034 143 6.6% 2,208 2,093 115 5.2%
Dewey County 2,242 2,041 201 9.0% 2,158 2,012 146 6.8%
Douglas County 1,673 1,625 48 2.9% 1,634 1,583 51 3.1%
Edmunds County 2,198 2,125 73 3.3% 2,153 2,101 52 2.4%
Fall River County 2,929 2,792 137 4.7% 2,937 2,821 116 3.9%
Faulk County 1,110 1,070 40 3.6% 1,067 1,039 28 2.6%
Grant County 4,503 4,315 188 4.2% 4,307 4,133 174 4.0%
Gregory County 2,092 2,023 69 3.3% 2,093 2,022 71 3.4%
Haakon County 1,090 1,059 31 2.8% 1,065 1,037 28 2.6%
Hamlin County 3,210 3,077 133 4.1% 3,126 3,000 126 4.0%
Hand County 1,874 1,821 53 2.8% 1,880 1,840 40 2.1%
Hanson County 1,787 1,696 91 5.1% 1,768 1,694 74 4.2%
Harding County 724 698 26 3.6% 719 695 24 3.3%
Hughes County 10,156 9,851 305 3.0% 10,218 9,949 269 2.6%
Hutchinson County 3,635 3,503 132 3.6% 3,596 3,481 115 3.2%
Hyde County 708 677 31 4.4% 695 675 20 2.9%
Jackson County 1,272 1,188 84 6.6% 1,233 1,161 72 5.8%
Jerauld County 1,108 1,081 27 2.4% 1,021 993 28 2.7%
Jones County 552 537 15 2.7% 538 522 16 3.0%
Kingsbury County 2,736 2,650 86 3.1% 2,689 2,612 77 2.9%
Lake County 6,529 6,257 272 4.2% 6,451 6,224 227 3.5%
Lawrence County 12,910 12,446 464 3.6% 12,884 12,497 387 3.0%
Lincoln County 31,360 30,526 834 2.7% 31,115 30,441 674 2.2%
Lyman County 1,756 1,661 95 5.4% 1,692 1,621 71 4.2%
Marshall County 2,386 2,271 115 4.8% 2,399 2,288 111 4.6%
McCook County 3,166 3,064 102 3.2% 3,129 3,043 86 2.7%
McPherson County 1,059 1,019 40 3.8% 1,053 1,015 38 3.6%
Meade County 13,554 13,026 528 3.9% 13,221 12,813 408 3.1%
Mellette County 748 710 38 5.1% 739 706 33 4.5%
Miner County 1,205 1,157 48 4.0% 1,172 1,138 34 2.9%
Minnehaha County 109,704 106,238 3,466 3.2% 108,819 105,961 2,858 2.6%
Moody County 3,923 3,788 135 3.4% 3,836 3,716 120 3.1%
Oglala Lakota County 3,639 3,211 428 11.8% 3,670 3,317 353 9.6%
Pennington County 55,419 53,359 2,060 3.7% 54,162 52,426 1,736 3.2%
Perkins County 1,656 1,603 53 3.2% 1,534 1,489 45 2.9%
Potter County 1,156 1,105 51 4.4% 1,139 1,108 31 2.7%
Roberts County 4,894 4,616 278 5.7% 4,765 4,537 228 4.8%
Sanborn County 1,145 1,110 35 3.1% 1,194 1,137 57 4.8%
Spink County 3,291 3,158 133 4.0% 3,214 3,112 102 3.2%
Stanley County 1,860 1,791 69 3.7% 1,860 1,796 64 3.4%
Sully County 847 820 27 3.2% 835 812 23 2.8%
Todd County 3,137 2,919 218 6.9% 2,971 2,804 167 5.6%
Tripp County 3,034 2,935 99 3.3% 2,923 2,848 75 2.6%
Turner County 4,668 4,509 159 3.4% 4,624 4,492 132 2.9%
Union County 8,118 7,804 314 3.9% 7,969 7,722 247 3.1%
Walworth County 2,227 2,099 128 5.7% 2,176 2,071 105 4.8%
Yankton County 11,655 11,286 369 3.2% 11,667 11,348 319 2.7%
Ziebach County 980 932 48 4.9% 949 915 34 3.6%
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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