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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area April 2018   April 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 457,791 442,050 15,741 3.4% 452,900 438,330 14,570 3.2%
Aurora County 1,502 1,458 44 2.9% 1,527 1,486 41 2.7%
Beadle County 9,384 9,091 293 3.1% 9,267 9,002 265 2.9%
Bennett County 1,112 1,060 52 4.7% 1,112 1,064 48 4.3%
Bon Homme County 2,841 2,762 79 2.8% 2,926 2,837 89 3.0%
Brookings County 19,142 18,525 617 3.2% 19,014 18,413 601 3.2%
Brown County 21,116 20,425 691 3.3% 20,974 20,338 636 3.0%
Brule County 2,456 2,378 78 3.2% 2,463 2,389 74 3.0%
Buffalo County 680 639 41 6.0% 696 648 48 6.9%
Butte County 5,057 4,855 202 4.0% 5,010 4,816 194 3.9%
Campbell County 818 788 30 3.7% 823 798 25 3.0%
Charles Mix County 3,823 3,680 143 3.7% 3,878 3,738 140 3.6%
Clark County 1,846 1,755 91 4.9% 1,942 1,847 95 4.9%
Clay County 7,597 7,355 242 3.2% 7,386 7,145 241 3.3%
Codington County 15,209 14,644 565 3.7% 15,107 14,613 494 3.3%
Corson County 1,373 1,318 55 4.0% 1,432 1,380 52 3.6%
Custer County 4,027 3,842 185 4.6% 4,016 3,851 165 4.1%
Davison County 11,044 10,714 330 3.0% 11,038 10,717 321 2.9%
Day County 2,840 2,690 150 5.3% 2,863 2,742 121 4.2%
Deuel County 2,158 2,047 111 5.1% 2,223 2,108 115 5.2%
Dewey County 2,131 1,979 152 7.1% 2,160 2,005 155 7.2%
Douglas County 1,569 1,519 50 3.2% 1,632 1,582 50 3.1%
Edmunds County 2,130 2,062 68 3.2% 2,169 2,109 60 2.8%
Fall River County 3,013 2,876 137 4.5% 2,976 2,852 124 4.2%
Faulk County 1,078 1,045 33 3.1% 1,150 1,112 38 3.3%
Grant County 4,495 4,296 199 4.4% 4,535 4,376 159 3.5%
Gregory County 2,009 1,936 73 3.6% 2,025 1,951 74 3.7%
Haakon County 1,076 1,046 30 2.8% 1,110 1,078 32 2.9%
Hamlin County 3,133 3,019 114 3.6% 3,160 3,059 101 3.2%
Hand County 1,768 1,722 46 2.6% 1,829 1,784 45 2.5%
Hanson County 1,722 1,643 79 4.6% 1,750 1,677 73 4.2%
Harding County 712 692 20 2.8% 749 726 23 3.1%
Hughes County 9,894 9,605 289 2.9% 9,806 9,544 262 2.7%
Hutchinson County 3,620 3,509 111 3.1% 3,628 3,508 120 3.3%
Hyde County 672 649 23 3.4% 692 675 17 2.5%
Jackson County 1,218 1,151 67 5.5% 1,303 1,224 79 6.1%
Jerauld County 1,153 1,120 33 2.9% 1,144 1,115 29 2.5%
Jones County 514 496 18 3.5% 542 523 19 3.5%
Kingsbury County 2,645 2,551 94 3.6% 2,723 2,631 92 3.4%
Lake County 6,647 6,387 260 3.9% 6,581 6,327 254 3.9%
Lawrence County 13,019 12,575 444 3.4% 12,775 12,339 436 3.4%
Lincoln County 32,387 31,537 850 2.6% 31,743 30,976 767 2.4%
Lyman County 1,657 1,584 73 4.4% 1,717 1,644 73 4.3%
Marshall County 2,348 2,229 119 5.1% 2,420 2,306 114 4.7%
McCook County 3,171 3,077 94 3.0% 3,176 3,087 89 2.8%
McPherson County 1,023 976 47 4.6% 1,041 1,006 35 3.4%
Meade County 14,026 13,509 517 3.7% 13,692 13,234 458 3.3%
Mellette County 771 719 52 6.7% 773 742 31 4.0%
Miner County 1,185 1,144 41 3.5% 1,210 1,169 41 3.4%
Minnehaha County 111,012 107,722 3,290 3.0% 108,574 105,644 2,930 2.7%
Moody County 3,913 3,782 131 3.3% 3,989 3,859 130 3.3%
Oglala Lakota County 3,624 3,265 359 9.9% 3,525 3,175 350 9.9%
Pennington County 56,096 54,171 1,925 3.4% 54,669 52,844 1,825 3.3%
Perkins County 1,582 1,533 49 3.1% 1,636 1,588 48 2.9%
Potter County 1,118 1,071 47 4.2% 1,146 1,110 36 3.1%
Roberts County 4,809 4,540 269 5.6% 4,788 4,558 230 4.8%
Sanborn County 1,136 1,095 41 3.6% 1,172 1,137 35 3.0%
Spink County 3,171 3,037 134 4.2% 3,265 3,154 111 3.4%
Stanley County 1,811 1,759 52 2.9% 1,842 1,785 57 3.1%
Sully County 815 791 24 2.9% 858 830 28 3.3%
Todd County 3,198 2,997 201 6.3% 3,149 2,962 187 5.9%
Tripp County 2,951 2,855 96 3.3% 3,038 2,952 86 2.8%
Turner County 4,755 4,592 163 3.4% 4,752 4,609 143 3.0%
Union County 8,039 7,749 290 3.6% 7,883 7,623 260 3.3%
Walworth County 2,251 2,122 129 5.7% 2,214 2,097 117 5.3%
Yankton County 11,763 11,398 365 3.1% 11,543 11,197 346 3.0%
Ziebach County 937 891 46 4.9% 953 912 41 4.3%
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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