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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area November 2017   November 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 458,728 443,418 15,310 3.3% 454,040 441,825 12,215 2.7%
Aurora County 1,483 1,426 57 3.8% 1,465 1,434 31 2.1%
Beadle County 9,500 9,224 276 2.9% 9,447 9,229 218 2.3%
Bennett County 1,127 1,074 53 4.7% 1,145 1,104 41 3.6%
Bon Homme County 2,833 2,743 90 3.2% 2,823 2,744 79 2.8%
Brookings County 19,843 19,312 531 2.7% 19,516 19,088 428 2.2%
Brown County 21,319 20,697 622 2.9% 21,113 20,626 487 2.3%
Brule County 2,472 2,389 83 3.4% 2,423 2,369 54 2.2%
Buffalo County 719 659 60 8.3% 715 651 64 9.0%
Butte County 5,076 4,899 177 3.5% 5,094 4,937 157 3.1%
Campbell County 826 796 30 3.6% 826 800 26 3.1%
Charles Mix County 3,805 3,660 145 3.8% 3,741 3,632 109 2.9%
Clark County 1,848 1,779 69 3.7% 1,861 1,795 66 3.5%
Clay County 7,614 7,389 225 3.0% 7,454 7,267 187 2.5%
Codington County 15,441 14,943 498 3.2% 15,241 14,815 426 2.8%
Corson County 1,397 1,342 55 3.9% 1,420 1,370 50 3.5%
Custer County 3,924 3,722 202 5.1% 3,843 3,691 152 4.0%
Davison County 11,358 11,018 340 3.0% 11,356 11,123 233 2.1%
Day County 2,757 2,665 92 3.3% 2,738 2,642 96 3.5%
Deuel County 2,155 2,049 106 4.9% 2,222 2,138 84 3.8%
Dewey County 2,239 2,028 211 9.4% 2,171 2,026 145 6.7%
Douglas County 1,618 1,577 41 2.5% 1,622 1,577 45 2.8%
Edmunds County 2,152 2,090 62 2.9% 2,150 2,105 45 2.1%
Fall River County 2,943 2,810 133 4.5% 2,954 2,845 109 3.7%
Faulk County 1,057 1,020 37 3.5% 1,054 1,026 28 2.7%
Grant County 4,415 4,275 140 3.2% 4,275 4,154 121 2.8%
Gregory County 2,055 1,998 57 2.8% 2,079 2,018 61 2.9%
Haakon County 1,075 1,041 34 3.2% 1,069 1,043 26 2.4%
Hamlin County 3,161 3,071 90 2.8% 3,120 3,037 83 2.7%
Hand County 1,828 1,777 51 2.8% 1,880 1,842 38 2.0%
Hanson County 1,752 1,683 69 3.9% 1,765 1,706 59 3.3%
Harding County 684 659 25 3.7% 713 690 23 3.2%
Hughes County 10,291 10,002 289 2.8% 10,304 10,088 216 2.1%
Hutchinson County 3,539 3,436 103 2.9% 3,558 3,475 83 2.3%
Hyde County 680 652 28 4.1% 688 670 18 2.6%
Jackson County 1,195 1,119 76 6.4% 1,197 1,144 53 4.4%
Jerauld County 1,099 1,071 28 2.5% 1,028 1,000 28 2.7%
Jones County 532 516 16 3.0% 531 516 15 2.8%
Kingsbury County 2,704 2,626 78 2.9% 2,686 2,620 66 2.5%
Lake County 6,639 6,391 248 3.7% 6,518 6,330 188 2.9%
Lawrence County 13,002 12,577 425 3.3% 12,946 12,579 367 2.8%
Lincoln County 31,685 30,872 813 2.6% 31,538 30,897 641 2.0%
Lyman County 1,745 1,649 96 5.5% 1,718 1,645 73 4.2%
Marshall County 2,336 2,219 117 5.0% 2,364 2,286 78 3.3%
McCook County 3,133 3,046 87 2.8% 3,148 3,072 76 2.4%
McPherson County 1,015 976 39 3.8% 1,036 1,006 30 2.9%
Meade County 13,665 13,183 482 3.5% 13,300 12,917 383 2.9%
Mellette County 719 678 41 5.7% 731 703 28 3.8%
Miner County 1,169 1,135 34 2.9% 1,173 1,142 31 2.6%
Minnehaha County 110,825 107,573 3,252 2.9% 110,131 107,596 2,535 2.3%
Moody County 3,939 3,797 142 3.6% 3,892 3,780 112 2.9%
Oglala Lakota County 3,701 3,235 466 12.6% 3,703 3,325 378 10.2%
Pennington County 56,175 54,198 1,977 3.5% 54,529 52,935 1,594 2.9%
Perkins County 1,598 1,545 53 3.3% 1,525 1,477 48 3.1%
Potter County 1,124 1,073 51 4.5% 1,128 1,100 28 2.5%
Roberts County 4,908 4,699 209 4.3% 4,823 4,664 159 3.3%
Sanborn County 1,104 1,065 39 3.5% 1,182 1,126 56 4.7%
Spink County 3,203 3,088 115 3.6% 3,198 3,110 88 2.8%
Stanley County 1,842 1,787 55 3.0% 1,858 1,812 46 2.5%
Sully County 818 793 25 3.1% 833 813 20 2.4%
Todd County 3,164 2,946 218 6.9% 3,019 2,839 180 6.0%
Tripp County 2,978 2,886 92 3.1% 2,932 2,868 64 2.2%
Turner County 4,630 4,478 152 3.3% 4,640 4,529 111 2.4%
Union County 8,198 7,895 303 3.7% 8,046 7,815 231 2.9%
Walworth County 2,189 2,088 101 4.6% 2,170 2,078 92 4.2%
Yankton County 11,740 11,389 351 3.0% 11,718 11,424 294 2.5%
Ziebach County 967 921 46 4.8% 956 921 35 3.7%
Note: 2017 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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