Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area May 2018   May 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 74,715 72,447 2,268 3.0% 73,646 71,197 2,449 3.3%
Sioux Falls MSA 150,773 147,137 3,636 2.4% 148,216 144,266 3,950 2.7%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,210 22,583 627 2.7% 23,199 22,539 660 2.8%
Brookings MiSA 18,820 18,295 525 2.8% 18,750 18,125 625 3.3%
Huron MiSA 9,427 9,195 232 2.5% 9,380 9,124 256 2.7%
Mitchell MiSA 12,805 12,453 352 2.7% 12,831 12,468 363 2.8%
Pierre MiSA 12,772 12,469 303 2.4% 12,846 12,512 334 2.6%
Spearfish MiSA 13,124 12,742 382 2.9% 12,934 12,508 426 3.3%
Vermillion MiSA 6,904 6,692 212 3.1% 6,785 6,538 247 3.6%
Watertown MiSA 15,168 14,732 436 2.9% 15,164 14,685 479 3.2%
Yankton MiSA 11,745 11,437 308 2.6% 11,590 11,261 329 2.8%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,090 2,919 171 5.5% 3,173 2,966 207 6.5%
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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