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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area October 2022   October 2021
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 479,117 468,988 10,129 2.1% 472,696 460,243 12,453 2.6%
Aurora County 1,471 1,443 28 1.9% 1,477 1,443 34 2.3%
Beadle County 9,257 9,080 177 1.9% 9,227 8,996 231 2.5%
Bennett County 1,076 1,042 34 3.2% 1,063 1,021 42 4.0%
Bon Homme County 2,821 2,768 53 1.9% 2,832 2,764 68 2.4%
Brookings County 19,544 19,117 427 2.2% 19,097 18,588 509 2.7%
Brown County 20,139 19,687 452 2.2% 20,619 20,045 574 2.8%
Brule County 2,667 2,612 55 2.1% 2,654 2,593 61 2.3%
Buffalo County 726 682 44 6.1% 689 655 34 4.9%
Butte County 5,024 4,918 106 2.1% 5,062 4,913 149 2.9%
Campbell County 779 756 23 3.0% 779 751 28 3.6%
Charles Mix County 3,822 3,727 95 2.5% 3,816 3,701 115 3.0%
Clark County 1,933 1,894 39 2.0% 1,935 1,879 56 2.9%
Clay County 7,741 7,557 184 2.4% 7,769 7,570 199 2.6%
Codington County 15,953 15,642 311 1.9% 15,855 15,456 399 2.5%
Corson County 1,274 1,235 39 3.1% 1,341 1,280 61 4.5%
Custer County 4,235 4,124 111 2.6% 4,169 4,025 144 3.5%
Davison County 11,097 10,889 208 1.9% 10,998 10,731 267 2.4%
Day County 2,670 2,601 69 2.6% 2,683 2,593 90 3.4%
Deuel County 2,307 2,251 56 2.4% 2,353 2,278 75 3.2%
Dewey County 2,312 2,171 141 6.1% 2,297 2,176 121 5.3%
Douglas County 1,512 1,484 28 1.9% 1,541 1,507 34 2.2%
Edmunds County 1,998 1,961 37 1.9% 2,039 1,991 48 2.4%
Fall River County 3,129 3,055 74 2.4% 3,091 2,984 107 3.5%
Faulk County 1,092 1,067 25 2.3% 1,107 1,076 31 2.8%
Grant County 4,422 4,337 85 1.9% 4,361 4,259 102 2.3%
Gregory County 2,232 2,190 42 1.9% 2,159 2,109 50 2.3%
Haakon County 1,087 1,062 25 2.3% 1,079 1,051 28 2.6%
Hamlin County 3,593 3,526 67 1.9% 3,503 3,430 73 2.1%
Hand County 1,811 1,781 30 1.7% 1,806 1,766 40 2.2%
Hanson County 1,780 1,738 42 2.4% 1,776 1,715 61 3.4%
Harding County 746 730 16 2.1% 755 735 20 2.6%
Hughes County 9,918 9,749 169 1.7% 9,887 9,682 205 2.1%
Hutchinson County 3,610 3,538 72 2.0% 3,634 3,546 88 2.4%
Hyde County 653 639 14 2.1% 654 637 17 2.6%
Jackson County 1,220 1,183 37 3.0% 1,222 1,180 42 3.4%
Jerauld County 1,330 1,309 21 1.6% 1,360 1,332 28 2.1%
Jones County 531 519 12 2.3% 527 508 19 3.6%
Kingsbury County 2,904 2,848 56 1.9% 2,709 2,641 68 2.5%
Lake County 6,804 6,656 148 2.2% 6,663 6,491 172 2.6%
Lawrence County 14,272 13,954 318 2.2% 13,957 13,580 377 2.7%
Lincoln County 38,062 37,426 636 1.7% 37,054 36,258 796 2.1%
Lyman County 1,722 1,674 48 2.8% 1,761 1,696 65 3.7%
Marshall County 2,477 2,415 62 2.5% 2,447 2,383 64 2.6%
McCook County 3,152 3,099 53 1.7% 3,084 3,017 67 2.2%
McPherson County 981 951 30 3.1% 971 934 37 3.8%
Meade County 14,580 14,257 323 2.2% 14,218 13,844 374 2.6%
Mellette County 747 724 23 3.1% 749 721 28 3.7%
Miner County 1,226 1,203 23 1.9% 1,196 1,167 29 2.4%
Minnehaha County 118,178 116,001 2,177 1.8% 115,028 112,338 2,690 2.3%
Moody County 4,032 3,942 90 2.2% 4,046 3,951 95 2.3%
Oglala Lakota County 3,859 3,614 245 6.3% 4,204 3,892 312 7.4%
Pennington County 60,019 58,721 1,298 2.2% 58,593 56,940 1,653 2.8%
Perkins County 1,425 1,393 32 2.2% 1,420 1,381 39 2.7%
Potter County 1,041 1,018 23 2.2% 1,062 1,033 29 2.7%
Roberts County 4,731 4,607 124 2.6% 4,892 4,732 160 3.3%
Sanborn County 1,208 1,180 28 2.3% 1,198 1,164 34 2.8%
Spink County 3,004 2,939 65 2.2% 3,095 3,016 79 2.6%
Stanley County 1,926 1,892 34 1.8% 1,930 1,882 48 2.5%
Sully County 816 800 16 2.0% 823 797 26 3.2%
Todd County 3,026 2,909 117 3.9% 3,193 3,069 124 3.9%
Tripp County 3,128 3,073 55 1.8% 3,035 2,973 62 2.0%
Turner County 4,827 4,735 92 1.9% 4,721 4,617 104 2.2%
Union County 8,704 8,483 221 2.5% 8,658 8,394 264 3.0%
Walworth County 2,111 2,040 71 3.4% 2,139 2,049 90 4.2%
Yankton County 11,688 11,453 235 2.0% 11,664 11,394 270 2.3%
Ziebach County 956 917 39 4.1% 963 920 43 4.5%
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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