Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area February 2021   February 2020
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 75,489 72,872 2,617 3.5% 74,830 72,009 2,821 3.8%
Sioux Falls MSA 158,241 153,247 4,994 3.2% 157,118 152,115 5,003 3.2%
Aberdeen MiSA 22,881 22,175 706 3.1% 22,744 21,991 753 3.3%
Brookings MiSA 18,772 18,176 596 3.2% 19,473 18,870 603 3.1%
Huron MiSA 9,363 9,077 286 3.1% 9,505 9,191 314 3.3%
Mitchell MiSA 12,781 12,369 412 3.2% 12,718 12,245 473 3.7%
Pierre MiSA 12,735 12,356 379 3.0% 12,535 12,121 414 3.3%
Spearfish MiSA 13,597 13,185 412 3.0% 13,399 12,997 402 3.0%
Vermillion MiSA 7,598 7,375 223 2.9% 7,825 7,614 211 2.7%
Watertown MiSA 15,449 14,896 553 3.6% 15,519 14,996 523 3.4%
Yankton MiSA 11,711 11,377 334 2.9% 11,964 11,590 374 3.1%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,222 3,098 124 3.8% 3,071 2,899 172 5.6%
Note: 2020 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 wtih the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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