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Labor Market Information Center

2015 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The table below indicates 65 percent (43) of the counties showed worker growth from 2014 to 2015. One county remained unchanged. The highest percentage gains occurred in Hanson, Hand and Perkins counties. The largest absolute gains occurred in Minnehaha, Lincoln and Brookings counties.

Decreases in the number of covered workers occurred in 35 percent of the counties in South Dakota. The greatest percentage decreases happened in Jerauld, Kingsbury and Walworth counties, and the largest absolute losses occurred in Kingsbury, Jerauld and Walworth counties.

The map below provides information on the percentage change in the average number of covered workers in South Dakota's counties from 2014 to 2015.

Number of Covered Workers by County
2015
County 2014 2015 Percent Change County 2014 2015 Percent Change
Aurora 908 902 -0.7% Hyde 532 530 -0.4%
Beadle 8,433 8,550 1.4% Jackson 703 708 0.7%
Bennett 868 882 1.6% Jerauld 1,566 1,453 -7.2%
Bon Homme 1,798 1,811 0.7% Jones 440 442 0.5%
Brookings 17,519 18,028 2.9% Kingsbury 1,853 1,728 -6.7%
Brown 20,716 20,862 0.7% Lake 4,729 4,910 3.8%
Brule 1,901 1,898 -0.2% Lawrence 11,294 11,545 2.2%
Buffalo 522 519 -0.6% Lincoln 18,730 19,714 5.3%
Butte 2,880 2,890 0.3% Lyman 1,450 1,430 -1.4%
Campbell 465 476 2.4% McCook 1,383 1,396 0.9%
Charles Mix 3,465 3,485 0.6% McPherson 619 615 -0.6%
Clark 1,054 1,043 -1.0% Marshall 1,689 1,703 0.8%
Clay 5,683 5,655 -0.5% Meade 6,704 6,941 3.5%
Codington 15,942 15,975 0.2% Mellette 354 353 -0.3%
Corson 838 844 0.7% Miner 735 736 0.1%
Custer 2,409 2,414 0.2% Minnehaha 120,988 122,810 1.5%
Davison 12,464 12,523 0.5% Moody 2,301 2,289 -0.5%
Day 1,904 1,934 1.6% Oglala Lakota 3,606 3,647 1.1%
Deuel 1,435 1,415 -1.4% Pennington 55,441 55,555 0.2%
Dewey 2,148 2,161 0.6% Perkins 1,113 1,174 5.5%
Douglas 1,162 1,137 -2.2% Potter 877 876 -0.1%
Edmunds 1,230 1,214 -1.3% Roberts 3,459 3,546 2.5%
Fall River 2,391 2,404 0.5% Sanborn 612 591 -3.4%
Faulk 585 596 1.9% Spink 2,391 2,389 -0.1%
Grant 3,901 3,997 2.5% Stanley 1,328 1,321 -0.5%
Gregory 1,445 1,463 1.2% Sully 565 585 3.5%
Haakon 758 771 1.7% Todd 2,815 2,798 -0.6%
Hamlin 1,789 1,815 1.5% Tripp 2,095 2,096 0.0%
Hand 1,307 1,384 5.9% Turner 2,086 2,057 -1.4%
Hanson 564 607 7.6% Union 9,288 9,334 0.5%
Harding 437 445 1.8% Walworth 2,310 2,211 -4.3%
Hughes 10,675 10,697 0.2% Yankton 12,269 12,611 2.8%
Hutchinson 2,577 2,607 1.2% Ziebach 298 295 -1.0%
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Data subject to revision.
Produced by the Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County map showing percentage change in covered workers, 2014 to 2015

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