Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area April 2024   April 2023
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 78,339 76,795 1,544 2.0% 77,760 76,143 1,617 2.1%
Sioux Falls MSA 163,938 161,027 2,911 1.8% 164,599 161,444 3,155 1.9%
Aberdeen MiSA 21,999 21,532 467 2.1% 22,213 21,698 515 2.3%
Brookings MiSA 19,880 19,490 390 2.0% 19,885 19,423 462 2.3%
Huron MiSA 9,401 9,233 168 1.8% 9,246 9,055 191 2.1%
Mitchell MiSA 12,997 12,762 235 1.8% 13,007 12,766 241 1.9%
Pierre MiSA 12,818 12,621 197 1.5% 12,679 12,457 222 1.8%
Spearfish MiSA 14,425 14,143 282 2.0% 14,226 13,941 285 2.0%
Vermillion MiSA 7,604 7,468 136 1.8% 7,656 7,472 184 2.4%
Watertown MiSA 16,230 15,946 284 1.7% 16,157 15,793 364 2.3%
Yankton MiSA 11,972 11,770 202 1.7% 11,785 11,563 222 1.9%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,255 3,144 111 3.4% 3,225 3,104 121 3.8%
Note: 2024 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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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