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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area March 2018   March 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 457,982 441,601 16,381 3.6% 451,562 435,144 16,418 3.6%
Aurora County 1,543 1,490 53 3.4% 1,479 1,437 42 2.8%
Beadle County 9,347 9,043 304 3.3% 9,302 9,005 297 3.2%
Bennett County 1,130 1,074 56 5.0% 1,105 1,058 47 4.3%
Bon Homme County 2,892 2,814 78 2.7% 2,886 2,788 98 3.4%
Brookings County 19,119 18,555 564 2.9% 19,023 18,415 608 3.2%
Brown County 20,993 20,327 666 3.2% 20,915 20,221 694 3.3%
Brule County 2,457 2,381 76 3.1% 2,398 2,329 69 2.9%
Buffalo County 690 649 41 5.9% 695 643 52 7.5%
Butte County 5,060 4,863 197 3.9% 5,012 4,811 201 4.0%
Campbell County 849 813 36 4.2% 833 805 28 3.4%
Charles Mix County 3,839 3,713 126 3.3% 3,825 3,686 139 3.6%
Clark County 1,890 1,781 109 5.8% 1,902 1,789 113 5.9%
Clay County 7,525 7,321 204 2.7% 7,332 7,115 217 3.0%
Codington County 15,164 14,576 588 3.9% 15,116 14,487 629 4.2%
Corson County 1,425 1,372 53 3.7% 1,416 1,369 47 3.3%
Custer County 4,099 3,870 229 5.6% 3,967 3,760 207 5.2%
Davison County 10,999 10,646 353 3.2% 11,006 10,655 351 3.2%
Day County 2,878 2,703 175 6.1% 2,813 2,656 157 5.6%
Deuel County 2,154 2,021 133 6.2% 2,136 1,995 141 6.6%
Dewey County 2,212 2,037 175 7.9% 2,176 2,016 160 7.4%
Douglas County 1,609 1,556 53 3.3% 1,637 1,586 51 3.1%
Edmunds County 2,168 2,097 71 3.3% 2,131 2,071 60 2.8%
Fall River County 2,976 2,833 143 4.8% 2,893 2,754 139 4.8%
Faulk County 1,116 1,080 36 3.2% 1,085 1,047 38 3.5%
Grant County 4,546 4,330 216 4.8% 4,483 4,277 206 4.6%
Gregory County 2,048 1,977 71 3.5% 2,031 1,951 80 3.9%
Haakon County 1,116 1,082 34 3.0% 1,092 1,058 34 3.1%
Hamlin County 3,165 3,036 129 4.1% 3,158 2,998 160 5.1%
Hand County 1,849 1,801 48 2.6% 1,819 1,775 44 2.4%
Hanson County 1,776 1,664 112 6.3% 1,742 1,655 87 5.0%
Harding County 760 741 19 2.5% 729 701 28 3.8%
Hughes County 9,868 9,555 313 3.2% 9,847 9,538 309 3.1%
Hutchinson County 3,697 3,564 133 3.6% 3,619 3,496 123 3.4%
Hyde County 699 674 25 3.6% 684 664 20 2.9%
Jackson County 1,245 1,165 80 6.4% 1,235 1,144 91 7.4%
Jerauld County 1,167 1,138 29 2.5% 1,106 1,080 26 2.4%
Jones County 523 508 15 2.9% 537 517 20 3.7%
Kingsbury County 2,659 2,560 99 3.7% 2,671 2,571 100 3.7%
Lake County 6,562 6,292 270 4.1% 6,517 6,233 284 4.4%
Lawrence County 13,012 12,592 420 3.2% 12,807 12,348 459 3.6%
Lincoln County 32,304 31,427 877 2.7% 31,830 30,976 854 2.7%
Lyman County 1,681 1,605 76 4.5% 1,682 1,608 74 4.4%
Marshall County 2,374 2,252 122 5.1% 2,381 2,231 150 6.3%
McCook County 3,213 3,113 100 3.1% 3,160 3,057 103 3.3%
McPherson County 1,065 1,024 41 3.8% 1,046 1,005 41 3.9%
Meade County 13,939 13,385 554 4.0% 13,542 13,034 508 3.8%
Mellette County 791 750 41 5.2% 753 722 31 4.1%
Miner County 1,211 1,175 36 3.0% 1,195 1,154 41 3.4%
Minnehaha County 110,781 107,237 3,544 3.2% 109,158 105,729 3,429 3.1%
Moody County 3,941 3,793 148 3.8% 3,912 3,750 162 4.1%
Oglala Lakota County 3,627 3,260 367 10.1% 3,571 3,179 392 11.0%
Pennington County 55,514 53,567 1,947 3.5% 54,188 52,183 2,005 3.7%
Perkins County 1,628 1,582 46 2.8% 1,616 1,567 49 3.0%
Potter County 1,134 1,081 53 4.7% 1,102 1,060 42 3.8%
Roberts County 4,865 4,568 297 6.1% 4,831 4,529 302 6.3%
Sanborn County 1,175 1,138 37 3.1% 1,170 1,118 52 4.4%
Spink County 3,261 3,106 155 4.8% 3,235 3,101 134 4.1%
Stanley County 1,848 1,782 66 3.6% 1,844 1,769 75 4.1%
Sully County 855 824 31 3.6% 847 811 36 4.3%
Todd County 3,209 2,995 214 6.7% 3,096 2,913 183 5.9%
Tripp County 3,046 2,954 92 3.0% 2,990 2,899 91 3.0%
Turner County 4,804 4,634 170 3.5% 4,720 4,548 172 3.6%
Union County 8,052 7,746 306 3.8% 7,923 7,631 292 3.7%
Walworth County 2,246 2,117 129 5.7% 2,199 2,070 129 5.9%
Yankton County 11,635 11,266 369 3.2% 11,459 11,083 376 3.3%
Ziebach County 963 926 37 3.8% 952 914 38 4.0%
Note: 2018 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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