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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area February 2021   February 2020
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 467,857 452,015 15,842 3.4% 460,964 446,059 14,905 3.2%
Aurora County 1,501 1,468 33 2.2% 1,470 1,428 42 2.9%
Beadle County 9,363 9,077 286 3.1% 9,505 9,191 314 3.3%
Bennett County 1,074 1,029 45 4.2% 1,072 1,012 60 5.6%
Bon Homme County 2,882 2,788 94 3.3% 2,824 2,722 102 3.6%
Brookings County 18,772 18,176 596 3.2% 19,473 18,870 603 3.1%
Brown County 20,818 20,172 646 3.1% 20,731 20,040 691 3.3%
Brule County 2,419 2,356 63 2.6% 2,357 2,278 79 3.4%
Buffalo County 729 703 26 3.6% 665 621 44 6.6%
Butte County 4,979 4,785 194 3.9% 4,969 4,780 189 3.8%
Campbell County 808 781 27 3.3% 768 736 32 4.2%
Charles Mix County 3,745 3,595 150 4.0% 3,634 3,507 127 3.5%
Clark County 2,404 2,316 88 3.7% 1,887 1,797 90 4.8%
Clay County 7,598 7,375 223 2.9% 7,825 7,614 211 2.7%
Codington County 15,449 14,896 553 3.6% 15,519 14,996 523 3.4%
Corson County 1,388 1,338 50 3.6% 1,346 1,274 72 5.3%
Custer County 4,135 3,959 176 4.3% 3,996 3,785 211 5.3%
Davison County 10,995 10,668 327 3.0% 10,982 10,617 365 3.3%
Day County 2,721 2,567 154 5.7% 2,748 2,574 174 6.3%
Deuel County 2,469 2,335 134 5.4% 2,119 1,957 162 7.6%
Dewey County 2,253 2,161 92 4.1% 2,169 2,030 139 6.4%
Douglas County 1,588 1,541 47 3.0% 1,566 1,506 60 3.8%
Edmunds County 2,063 2,003 60 2.9% 2,013 1,951 62 3.1%
Fall River County 2,976 2,828 148 5.0% 2,882 2,745 137 4.8%
Faulk County 1,057 1,031 26 2.5% 1,021 982 39 3.8%
Grant County 4,457 4,245 212 4.8% 4,423 4,185 238 5.4%
Gregory County 2,030 1,965 65 3.2% 1,978 1,904 74 3.7%
Haakon County 1,105 1,076 29 2.6% 1,029 996 33 3.2%
Hamlin County 3,385 3,293 92 2.7% 3,282 3,167 115 3.5%
Hand County 1,833 1,790 43 2.3% 1,741 1,693 48 2.8%
Hanson County 1,786 1,701 85 4.8% 1,736 1,628 108 6.2%
Harding County 738 719 19 2.6% 706 688 18 2.5%
Hughes County 9,986 9,702 284 2.8% 9,926 9,611 315 3.2%
Hutchinson County 3,679 3,542 137 3.7% 3,598 3,446 152 4.2%
Hyde County 696 682 14 2.0% 683 658 25 3.7%
Jackson County 1,164 1,095 69 5.9% 1,116 1,047 69 6.2%
Jerauld County 1,243 1,217 26 2.1% 1,089 1,063 26 2.4%
Jones County 478 461 17 3.6% 502 483 19 3.8%
Kingsbury County 2,735 2,644 91 3.3% 2,615 2,516 99 3.8%
Lake County 6,570 6,376 194 3.0% 6,738 6,507 231 3.4%
Lawrence County 13,597 13,185 412 3.0% 13,399 12,997 402 3.0%
Lincoln County 36,144 35,190 954 2.6% 34,894 33,933 961 2.8%
Lyman County 1,620 1,545 75 4.6% 1,602 1,519 83 5.2%
Marshall County 2,460 2,362 98 4.0% 2,327 2,198 129 5.5%
McCook County 3,144 3,052 92 2.9% 3,090 2,984 106 3.4%
McPherson County 1,039 993 46 4.4% 989 938 51 5.2%
Meade County 14,021 13,562 459 3.3% 14,086 13,568 518 3.7%
Mellette County 726 699 27 3.7% 727 683 44 6.1%
Miner County 1,131 1,092 39 3.4% 1,159 1,124 35 3.0%
Minnehaha County 114,206 110,406 3,800 3.3% 114,408 110,654 3,754 3.3%
Moody County 4,016 3,894 122 3.0% 3,979 3,822 157 3.9%
Oglala Lakota County 3,768 3,431 337 8.9% 3,543 3,250 293 8.3%
Pennington County 57,333 55,351 1,982 3.5% 56,748 54,656 2,092 3.7%
Perkins County 1,422 1,373 49 3.4% 1,397 1,351 46 3.3%
Potter County 996 969 27 2.7% 983 950 33 3.4%
Roberts County 4,839 4,563 276 5.7% 4,874 4,566 308 6.3%
Sanborn County 1,200 1,161 39 3.3% 1,142 1,100 42 3.7%
Spink County 3,171 3,050 121 3.8% 3,145 2,995 150 4.8%
Stanley County 1,933 1,858 75 3.9% 1,834 1,756 78 4.3%
Sully County 816 796 20 2.5% 775 754 21 2.7%
Todd County 3,050 2,915 135 4.4% 3,138 2,939 199 6.3%
Tripp County 3,057 2,988 69 2.3% 2,967 2,877 90 3.0%
Turner County 4,747 4,599 148 3.1% 4,726 4,544 182 3.9%
Union County 8,534 8,212 322 3.8% 8,587 8,268 319 3.7%
Walworth County 2,136 1,999 137 6.4% 2,105 1,953 152 7.2%
Yankton County 11,711 11,377 334 2.9% 11,964 11,590 374 3.1%
Ziebach County 969 937 32 3.3% 902 869 33 3.7%
Note: 2020 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 wtih the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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