Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area August 2018   August 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 77,905 75,750 2,155 2.8% 77,253 74,754 2,499 3.2%
Sioux Falls MSA 152,412 148,872 3,540 2.3% 150,122 145,994 4,128 2.7%
Aberdeen MiSA 22,769 22,171 598 2.6% 22,891 22,190 701 3.1%
Brookings MiSA 17,969 17,458 511 2.8% 18,272 17,659 613 3.4%
Huron MiSA 9,585 9,349 236 2.5% 9,467 9,191 276 2.9%
Mitchell MiSA 12,721 12,390 331 2.6% 12,874 12,505 369 2.9%
Pierre MiSA 12,695 12,396 299 2.4% 12,894 12,541 353 2.7%
Spearfish MiSA 13,489 13,118 371 2.8% 13,400 12,964 436 3.3%
Vermillion MiSA 6,634 6,422 212 3.2% 6,710 6,461 249 3.7%
Watertown MiSA 15,528 15,113 415 2.7% 15,289 14,830 459 3.0%
Yankton MiSA 11,786 11,494 292 2.5% 11,594 11,256 338 2.9%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,102 2,784 318 10.3% 3,249 2,830 419 12.9%
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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