Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area December 2018   December 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 74,587 72,252 2,335 3.1% 72,653 69,959 2,694 3.7%
Sioux Falls MSA 152,386 148,590 3,796 2.5% 149,739 145,340 4,399 2.9%
Aberdeen MiSA 22,928 22,262 666 2.9% 23,105 22,345 760 3.3%
Brookings MiSA 19,292 18,725 567 2.9% 19,017 18,400 617 3.2%
Huron MiSA 9,504 9,248 256 2.7% 9,275 9,008 267 2.9%
Mitchell MiSA 12,627 12,232 395 3.1% 12,822 12,376 446 3.5%
Pierre MiSA 12,405 12,097 308 2.5% 12,693 12,308 385 3.0%
Spearfish MiSA 12,900 12,515 385 3.0% 12,814 12,367 447 3.5%
Vermillion MiSA 7,376 7,145 231 3.1% 7,195 6,959 236 3.3%
Watertown MiSA 15,182 14,694 488 3.2% 15,139 14,589 550 3.6%
Yankton MiSA 11,756 11,459 297 2.5% 11,467 11,117 350 3.1%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,093 2,910 183 5.9% 3,173 2,932 241 7.6%
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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