Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area October 2022   October 2021
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 78,834 77,102 1,732 2.2% 76,980 74,809 2,171 2.8%
Sioux Falls MSA 164,219 161,261 2,958 1.8% 159,887 156,230 3,657 2.3%
Aberdeen MiSA 22,137 21,648 489 2.2% 22,658 22,036 622 2.7%
Brookings MiSA 19,544 19,117 427 2.2% 19,097 18,588 509 2.7%
Huron MiSA 9,257 9,080 177 1.9% 9,227 8,996 231 2.5%
Mitchell MiSA 12,877 12,627 250 1.9% 12,774 12,446 328 2.6%
Pierre MiSA 12,660 12,441 219 1.7% 12,640 12,361 279 2.2%
Spearfish MiSA 14,272 13,954 318 2.2% 13,957 13,580 377 2.7%
Vermillion MiSA 7,741 7,557 184 2.4% 7,769 7,570 199 2.6%
Watertown MiSA 15,953 15,642 311 1.9% 15,855 15,456 399 2.5%
Yankton MiSA 11,688 11,453 235 2.0% 11,664 11,394 270 2.3%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,268 3,088 180 5.5% 3,260 3,096 164 5.0%
Note: 2022 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 with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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