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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area November 2020   November 2019
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 462,354 447,030 15,324 3.3% 466,655 451,339 15,316 3.3%
Aurora County 1,493 1,456 37 2.5% 1,500 1,458 42 2.8%
Beadle County 9,519 9,233 286 3.0% 9,548 9,249 299 3.1%
Bennett County 1,093 1,046 47 4.3% 1,105 1,041 64 5.8%
Bon Homme County 2,887 2,781 106 3.7% 2,850 2,752 98 3.4%
Brookings County 19,563 18,908 655 3.3% 19,770 19,071 699 3.5%
Brown County 20,803 20,187 616 3.0% 20,878 20,243 635 3.0%
Brule County 2,432 2,363 69 2.8% 2,450 2,377 73 3.0%
Buffalo County 642 608 34 5.3% 685 627 58 8.5%
Butte County 5,100 4,911 189 3.7% 5,043 4,861 182 3.6%
Campbell County 775 751 24 3.1% 765 738 27 3.5%
Charles Mix County 3,830 3,645 185 4.8% 3,725 3,569 156 4.2%
Clark County 1,896 1,842 54 2.8% 1,900 1,838 62 3.3%
Clay County 7,816 7,567 249 3.2% 7,851 7,561 290 3.7%
Codington County 15,723 15,162 561 3.6% 15,631 15,179 452 2.9%
Corson County 1,362 1,308 54 4.0% 1,388 1,305 83 6.0%
Custer County 3,926 3,744 182 4.6% 3,971 3,797 174 4.4%
Davison County 11,101 10,773 328 3.0% 11,116 10,797 319 2.9%
Day County 2,723 2,617 106 3.9% 2,757 2,647 110 4.0%
Deuel County 2,228 2,132 96 4.3% 2,141 2,064 77 3.6%
Dewey County 2,223 2,097 126 5.7% 2,232 2,066 166 7.4%
Douglas County 1,558 1,523 35 2.2% 1,572 1,531 41 2.6%
Edmunds County 2,051 1,999 52 2.5% 2,031 1,975 56 2.8%
Fall River County 2,939 2,791 148 5.0% 2,893 2,769 124 4.3%
Faulk County 1,085 1,055 30 2.8% 1,060 1,023 37 3.5%
Grant County 4,421 4,305 116 2.6% 4,413 4,289 124 2.8%
Gregory County 2,093 2,036 57 2.7% 2,107 2,039 68 3.2%
Haakon County 1,080 1,055 25 2.3% 1,057 1,024 33 3.1%
Hamlin County 3,330 3,248 82 2.5% 3,374 3,279 95 2.8%
Hand County 1,826 1,786 40 2.2% 1,805 1,753 52 2.9%
Hanson County 1,729 1,670 59 3.4% 1,741 1,658 83 4.8%
Harding County 746 722 24 3.2% 727 706 21 2.9%
Hughes County 9,959 9,730 229 2.3% 10,052 9,789 263 2.6%
Hutchinson County 3,665 3,557 108 2.9% 3,577 3,473 104 2.9%
Hyde County 693 671 22 3.2% 677 656 21 3.1%
Jackson County 1,210 1,159 51 4.2% 1,198 1,121 77 6.4%
Jerauld County 1,141 1,119 22 1.9% 1,117 1,086 31 2.8%
Jones County 543 528 15 2.8% 527 512 15 2.8%
Kingsbury County 2,642 2,570 72 2.7% 2,627 2,552 75 2.9%
Lake County 6,658 6,459 199 3.0% 6,782 6,543 239 3.5%
Lawrence County 13,551 13,051 500 3.7% 13,426 12,976 450 3.4%
Lincoln County 34,394 33,514 880 2.6% 34,961 34,075 886 2.5%
Lyman County 1,692 1,633 59 3.5% 1,695 1,622 73 4.3%
Marshall County 2,401 2,319 82 3.4% 2,365 2,280 85 3.6%
McCook County 3,065 2,993 72 2.3% 3,088 3,003 85 2.8%
McPherson County 1,016 969 47 4.6% 1,009 963 46 4.6%
Meade County 13,592 13,159 433 3.2% 14,051 13,566 485 3.5%
Mellette County 742 710 32 4.3% 741 689 52 7.0%
Miner County 1,206 1,152 54 4.5% 1,189 1,150 39 3.3%
Minnehaha County 112,639 109,163 3,476 3.1% 114,338 111,092 3,246 2.8%
Moody County 4,049 3,933 116 2.9% 4,029 3,902 127 3.2%
Oglala Lakota County 3,685 3,264 421 11.4% 3,625 3,243 382 10.5%
Pennington County 54,816 52,762 2,054 3.7% 56,602 54,604 1,998 3.5%
Perkins County 1,455 1,396 59 4.1% 1,410 1,364 46 3.3%
Potter County 1,022 997 25 2.4% 1,036 1,001 35 3.4%
Roberts County 4,963 4,758 205 4.1% 4,948 4,751 197 4.0%
Sanborn County 1,157 1,127 30 2.6% 1,144 1,109 35 3.1%
Spink County 3,166 3,077 89 2.8% 3,133 3,035 98 3.1%
Stanley County 1,848 1,799 49 2.7% 1,838 1,790 48 2.6%
Sully County 803 786 17 2.1% 790 769 21 2.7%
Todd County 3,161 2,993 168 5.3% 3,164 2,950 214 6.8%
Tripp County 3,100 3,026 74 2.4% 3,070 2,985 85 2.8%
Turner County 4,696 4,571 125 2.7% 4,714 4,577 137 2.9%
Union County 8,697 8,367 330 3.8% 8,644 8,331 313 3.6%
Walworth County 2,117 2,013 104 4.9% 2,106 2,006 100 4.7%
Yankton County 11,872 11,483 389 3.3% 11,949 11,598 351 2.9%
Ziebach County 943 901 42 4.5% 939 885 54 5.8%
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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