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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area December 2018   December 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 458,303 444,595 13,708 3.0% 453,465 437,503 15,962 3.5%
Aurora County 1,540 1,496 44 2.9% 1,516 1,458 58 3.8%
Beadle County 9,504 9,248 256 2.7% 9,275 9,008 267 2.9%
Bennett County 1,068 1,019 49 4.6% 1,115 1,066 49 4.4%
Bon Homme County 2,861 2,779 82 2.9% 2,859 2,780 79 2.8%
Brookings County 19,292 18,725 567 2.9% 19,017 18,400 617 3.2%
Brown County 20,818 20,209 609 2.9% 20,985 20,292 693 3.3%
Brule County 2,508 2,445 63 2.5% 2,436 2,359 77 3.2%
Buffalo County 693 662 31 4.5% 725 674 51 7.0%
Butte County 4,966 4,811 155 3.1% 4,980 4,790 190 3.8%
Campbell County 791 763 28 3.5% 828 791 37 4.5%
Charles Mix County 3,809 3,683 126 3.3% 3,761 3,620 141 3.7%
Clark County 1,873 1,801 72 3.8% 1,884 1,778 106 5.6%
Clay County 7,376 7,145 231 3.1% 7,195 6,959 236 3.3%
Codington County 15,182 14,694 488 3.2% 15,139 14,589 550 3.6%
Corson County 1,364 1,315 49 3.6% 1,408 1,357 51 3.6%
Custer County 4,040 3,874 166 4.1% 3,959 3,760 199 5.0%
Davison County 10,908 10,592 316 2.9% 11,082 10,722 360 3.2%
Day County 2,735 2,611 124 4.5% 2,808 2,667 141 5.0%
Deuel County 2,090 1,975 115 5.5% 2,166 2,027 139 6.4%
Dewey County 2,143 2,002 141 6.6% 2,213 2,018 195 8.8%
Douglas County 1,557 1,513 44 2.8% 1,599 1,553 46 2.9%
Edmunds County 2,110 2,053 57 2.7% 2,120 2,053 67 3.2%
Fall River County 2,924 2,808 116 4.0% 2,898 2,764 134 4.6%
Faulk County 1,109 1,078 31 2.8% 1,106 1,067 39 3.5%
Grant County 4,397 4,245 152 3.5% 4,442 4,261 181 4.1%
Gregory County 2,066 1,997 69 3.3% 2,032 1,963 69 3.4%
Haakon County 1,059 1,035 24 2.3% 1,070 1,040 30 2.8%
Hamlin County 3,231 3,127 104 3.2% 3,147 3,020 127 4.0%
Hand County 1,870 1,823 47 2.5% 1,833 1,784 49 2.7%
Hanson County 1,719 1,640 79 4.6% 1,740 1,654 86 4.9%
Harding County 753 734 19 2.5% 721 696 25 3.5%
Hughes County 9,777 9,538 239 2.4% 10,013 9,719 294 2.9%
Hutchinson County 3,527 3,420 107 3.0% 3,572 3,445 127 3.6%
Hyde County 700 676 24 3.4% 693 665 28 4.0%
Jackson County 1,253 1,182 71 5.7% 1,256 1,175 81 6.4%
Jerauld County 1,073 1,049 24 2.2% 1,100 1,074 26 2.4%
Jones County 526 513 13 2.5% 535 521 14 2.6%
Kingsbury County 2,656 2,585 71 2.7% 2,710 2,627 83 3.1%
Lake County 6,655 6,440 215 3.2% 6,445 6,176 269 4.2%
Lawrence County 12,900 12,515 385 3.0% 12,814 12,367 447 3.5%
Lincoln County 32,623 31,897 726 2.2% 32,013 31,199 814 2.5%
Lyman County 1,678 1,620 58 3.5% 1,716 1,626 90 5.2%
Marshall County 2,364 2,267 97 4.1% 2,337 2,228 109 4.7%
McCook County 3,190 3,113 77 2.4% 3,143 3,045 98 3.1%
McPherson County 1,043 1,005 38 3.6% 1,037 1,000 37 3.6%
Meade County 14,065 13,622 443 3.1% 13,707 13,194 513 3.7%
Mellette County 759 723 36 4.7% 748 711 37 4.9%
Miner County 1,232 1,196 36 2.9% 1,203 1,156 47 3.9%
Minnehaha County 111,830 108,961 2,869 2.6% 109,909 106,575 3,334 3.0%
Moody County 3,964 3,849 115 2.9% 3,929 3,801 128 3.3%
Oglala Lakota County 3,424 3,122 302 8.8% 3,541 3,131 410 11.6%
Pennington County 56,482 54,756 1,726 3.1% 54,987 53,005 1,982 3.6%
Perkins County 1,459 1,420 39 2.7% 1,612 1,563 49 3.0%
Potter County 1,116 1,080 36 3.2% 1,138 1,089 49 4.3%
Roberts County 4,834 4,619 215 4.4% 4,779 4,508 271 5.7%
Sanborn County 1,127 1,096 31 2.8% 1,141 1,108 33 2.9%
Spink County 3,187 3,080 107 3.4% 3,198 3,068 130 4.1%
Stanley County 1,810 1,760 50 2.8% 1,850 1,785 65 3.5%
Sully County 818 799 19 2.3% 830 804 26 3.1%
Todd County 3,125 2,952 173 5.5% 3,175 2,964 211 6.6%
Tripp County 3,074 2,997 77 2.5% 2,990 2,895 95 3.2%
Turner County 4,743 4,619 124 2.6% 4,674 4,521 153 3.3%
Union County 8,008 7,739 269 3.4% 7,951 7,649 302 3.8%
Walworth County 2,222 2,115 107 4.8% 2,230 2,105 125 5.6%
Yankton County 11,756 11,459 297 2.5% 11,467 11,117 350 3.1%
Ziebach County 950 908 42 4.4% 960 914 46 4.8%
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.
Access historical labor force data.
See the definition of labor force.
See technical notes about labor force data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Unemployment Rates by County
Not seasonally adjusted
December 2018