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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area April 2024   April 2023
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 480,809 471,346 9,463 2.0% 479,740 469,427 10,313 2.1%
Aurora County 1,505 1,482 23 1.5% 1,526 1,500 26 1.7%
Beadle County 9,401 9,233 168 1.8% 9,246 9,055 191 2.1%
Bennett County 1,098 1,045 53 4.8% 1,088 1,051 37 3.4%
Bon Homme County 2,918 2,861 57 2.0% 2,948 2,890 58 2.0%
Brookings County 19,880 19,490 390 2.0% 19,885 19,423 462 2.3%
Brown County 19,969 19,541 428 2.1% 20,179 19,706 473 2.3%
Brule County 2,575 2,534 41 1.6% 2,586 2,536 50 1.9%
Buffalo County 726 700 26 3.6% 702 670 32 4.6%
Butte County 5,225 5,133 92 1.8% 5,173 5,064 109 2.1%
Campbell County 769 754 15 2.0% 776 757 19 2.4%
Charles Mix County 3,959 3,873 86 2.2% 3,951 3,862 89 2.3%
Clark County 2,322 2,280 42 1.8% 2,070 2,010 60 2.9%
Clay County 7,604 7,468 136 1.8% 7,656 7,472 184 2.4%
Codington County 16,230 15,946 284 1.7% 16,157 15,793 364 2.3%
Corson County 1,325 1,288 37 2.8% 1,306 1,270 36 2.8%
Custer County 4,264 4,159 105 2.5% 4,226 4,112 114 2.7%
Davison County 11,169 10,973 196 1.8% 11,189 10,985 204 1.8%
Day County 2,734 2,677 57 2.1% 2,654 2,560 94 3.5%
Deuel County 2,336 2,272 64 2.7% 2,315 2,237 78 3.4%
Dewey County 2,281 2,201 80 3.5% 2,259 2,175 84 3.7%
Douglas County 1,556 1,524 32 2.1% 1,498 1,469 29 1.9%
Edmunds County 2,030 1,991 39 1.9% 2,034 1,992 42 2.1%
Fall River County 2,981 2,890 91 3.1% 2,965 2,887 78 2.6%
Faulk County 1,129 1,110 19 1.7% 1,138 1,116 22 1.9%
Grant County 4,516 4,395 121 2.7% 4,514 4,374 140 3.1%
Gregory County 2,119 2,080 39 1.8% 2,122 2,079 43 2.0%
Haakon County 1,083 1,067 16 1.5% 1,077 1,055 22 2.0%
Hamlin County 3,769 3,711 58 1.5% 3,683 3,603 80 2.2%
Hand County 1,894 1,866 28 1.5% 1,833 1,803 30 1.6%
Hanson County 1,828 1,789 39 2.1% 1,818 1,781 37 2.0%
Harding County 760 747 13 1.7% 751 737 14 1.9%
Hughes County 9,987 9,836 151 1.5% 9,893 9,719 174 1.8%
Hutchinson County 3,739 3,666 73 2.0% 3,705 3,616 89 2.4%
Hyde County 691 672 19 2.7% 655 643 12 1.8%
Jackson County 1,266 1,228 38 3.0% 1,296 1,250 46 3.5%
Jerauld County 1,202 1,182 20 1.7% 1,187 1,169 18 1.5%
Jones County 535 512 23 4.3% 524 510 14 2.7%
Kingsbury County 2,822 2,766 56 2.0% 2,836 2,783 53 1.9%
Lake County 6,773 6,660 113 1.7% 6,753 6,603 150 2.2%
Lawrence County 14,425 14,143 282 2.0% 14,226 13,941 285 2.0%
Lincoln County 37,996 37,376 620 1.6% 38,139 37,473 666 1.7%
Lyman County 1,694 1,659 35 2.1% 1,716 1,663 53 3.1%
Marshall County 2,420 2,353 67 2.8% 2,493 2,414 79 3.2%
McCook County 3,190 3,137 53 1.7% 3,190 3,130 60 1.9%
McPherson County 1,018 992 26 2.6% 1,017 992 25 2.5%
Meade County 14,472 14,185 287 2.0% 14,378 14,066 312 2.2%
Mellette County 790 767 23 2.9% 769 747 22 2.9%
Miner County 1,366 1,331 35 2.6% 1,293 1,274 19 1.5%
Minnehaha County 117,911 115,753 2,158 1.8% 118,422 116,086 2,336 2.0%
Moody County 4,133 4,063 70 1.7% 4,066 3,987 79 1.9%
Oglala Lakota County 3,460 3,233 227 6.6% 3,676 3,500 176 4.8%
Pennington County 59,603 58,451 1,152 1.9% 59,156 57,965 1,191 2.0%
Perkins County 1,463 1,438 25 1.7% 1,456 1,430 26 1.8%
Potter County 1,077 1,030 47 4.4% 1,058 1,030 28 2.6%
Roberts County 4,769 4,629 140 2.9% 4,672 4,503 169 3.6%
Sanborn County 1,244 1,221 23 1.8% 1,249 1,227 22 1.8%
Spink County 3,081 3,012 69 2.2% 3,077 2,994 83 2.7%
Stanley County 1,977 1,943 34 1.7% 1,949 1,913 36 1.8%
Sully County 854 842 12 1.4% 837 825 12 1.4%
Todd County 3,102 3,013 89 2.9% 3,111 3,003 108 3.5%
Tripp County 3,184 3,136 48 1.5% 3,150 3,093 57 1.8%
Turner County 4,841 4,761 80 1.7% 4,848 4,755 93 1.9%
Union County 8,780 8,597 183 2.1% 8,800 8,616 184 2.1%
Walworth County 2,040 1,968 72 3.5% 2,070 1,992 78 3.8%
Yankton County 11,972 11,770 202 1.7% 11,785 11,563 222 1.9%
Ziebach County 974 943 31 3.2% 966 929 37 3.8%
Note: 2024 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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