Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area November 2017   November 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 73,764 71,103 2,661 3.6% 71,672 69,543 2,129 3.0%
Sioux Falls MSA 150,273 145,969 4,304 2.9% 149,457 146,094 3,363 2.3%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,471 22,787 684 2.9% 23,263 22,731 532 2.3%
Brookings MiSA 19,843 19,312 531 2.7% 19,516 19,088 428 2.2%
Huron MiSA 9,500 9,224 276 2.9% 9,447 9,229 218 2.3%
Mitchell MiSA 13,110 12,701 409 3.1% 13,121 12,829 292 2.2%
Pierre MiSA 12,951 12,582 369 2.8% 12,995 12,713 282 2.2%
Spearfish MiSA 13,002 12,577 425 3.3% 12,946 12,579 367 2.8%
Vermillion MiSA 7,614 7,389 225 3.0% 7,454 7,267 187 2.5%
Watertown MiSA 15,441 14,943 498 3.2% 15,241 14,815 426 2.8%
Yankton MiSA 11,740 11,389 351 3.0% 11,718 11,424 294 2.5%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,206 2,949 257 8.0% 3,127 2,947 180 5.8%
Note: 2017 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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