Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area February 2018   February 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 73,486 70,440 3,046 4.1% 71,755 69,213 2,542 3.5%
Sioux Falls MSA 150,283 145,186 5,097 3.4% 147,976 143,766 4,210 2.8%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,230 22,404 826 3.6% 23,360 22,654 706 3.0%
Brookings MiSA 19,138 18,520 618 3.2% 19,515 18,963 552 2.8%
Huron MiSA 9,322 9,007 315 3.4% 9,366 9,077 289 3.1%
Mitchell MiSA 12,814 12,319 495 3.9% 13,011 12,609 402 3.1%
Pierre MiSA 12,658 12,206 452 3.6% 12,777 12,362 415 3.2%
Spearfish MiSA 12,965 12,497 468 3.6% 13,127 12,715 412 3.1%
Vermillion MiSA 7,671 7,432 239 3.1% 7,434 7,233 201 2.7%
Watertown MiSA 15,198 14,559 639 4.2% 15,228 14,647 581 3.8%
Yankton MiSA 11,589 11,178 411 3.5% 11,622 11,280 342 2.9%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,150 2,913 237 7.5% 3,186 3,000 186 5.8%
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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