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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area July 2018   July 2017
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 466,174 453,824 12,350 2.6% 463,056 448,577 14,479 3.1%
Aurora County 1,580 1,541 39 2.5% 1,572 1,532 40 2.5%
Beadle County 9,681 9,483 198 2.0% 9,548 9,296 252 2.6%
Bennett County 1,119 1,075 44 3.9% 1,141 1,089 52 4.6%
Bon Homme County 3,013 2,950 63 2.1% 3,047 2,962 85 2.8%
Brookings County 18,249 17,706 543 3.0% 18,438 17,787 651 3.5%
Brown County 21,010 20,497 513 2.4% 21,034 20,436 598 2.8%
Brule County 2,555 2,490 65 2.5% 2,535 2,461 74 2.9%
Buffalo County 719 666 53 7.4% 735 678 57 7.8%
Butte County 5,123 4,980 143 2.8% 5,111 4,945 166 3.2%
Campbell County 854 832 22 2.6% 849 824 25 2.9%
Charles Mix County 4,055 3,931 124 3.1% 4,049 3,902 147 3.6%
Clark County 1,916 1,855 61 3.2% 1,933 1,865 68 3.5%
Clay County 6,841 6,637 204 3.0% 6,781 6,517 264 3.9%
Codington County 15,651 15,270 381 2.4% 15,388 14,948 440 2.9%
Corson County 1,416 1,339 77 5.4% 1,433 1,355 78 5.4%
Custer County 4,189 4,073 116 2.8% 4,151 4,020 131 3.2%
Davison County 11,120 10,882 238 2.1% 11,269 10,973 296 2.6%
Day County 2,888 2,801 87 3.0% 2,928 2,833 95 3.2%
Deuel County 2,258 2,192 66 2.9% 2,285 2,212 73 3.2%
Dewey County 2,325 1,952 373 16.0% 2,374 1,977 397 16.7%
Douglas County 1,613 1,582 31 1.9% 1,666 1,623 43 2.6%
Edmunds County 2,153 2,110 43 2.0% 2,171 2,112 59 2.7%
Fall River County 3,149 3,050 99 3.1% 3,136 3,028 108 3.4%
Faulk County 1,132 1,101 31 2.7% 1,136 1,104 32 2.8%
Grant County 4,498 4,401 97 2.2% 4,559 4,429 130 2.9%
Gregory County 2,083 2,034 49 2.4% 2,062 1,994 68 3.3%
Haakon County 1,117 1,095 22 2.0% 1,121 1,091 30 2.7%
Hamlin County 3,245 3,163 82 2.5% 3,252 3,151 101 3.1%
Hand County 1,872 1,833 39 2.1% 1,852 1,805 47 2.5%
Hanson County 1,766 1,696 70 4.0% 1,773 1,713 60 3.4%
Harding County 763 746 17 2.2% 759 738 21 2.8%
Hughes County 10,118 9,907 211 2.1% 10,227 9,983 244 2.4%
Hutchinson County 3,674 3,596 78 2.1% 3,689 3,592 97 2.6%
Hyde County 697 677 20 2.9% 702 680 22 3.1%
Jackson County 1,472 1,414 58 3.9% 1,486 1,423 63 4.2%
Jerauld County 1,214 1,187 27 2.2% 1,163 1,138 25 2.1%
Jones County 597 585 12 2.0% 632 619 13 2.1%
Kingsbury County 2,724 2,659 65 2.4% 2,811 2,729 82 2.9%
Lake County 6,599 6,369 230 3.5% 6,405 6,171 234 3.7%
Lawrence County 13,509 13,185 324 2.4% 13,413 13,000 413 3.1%
Lincoln County 32,754 32,131 623 1.9% 32,321 31,571 750 2.3%
Lyman County 1,819 1,739 80 4.4% 1,859 1,758 101 5.4%
Marshall County 2,429 2,359 70 2.9% 2,450 2,361 89 3.6%
McCook County 3,230 3,169 61 1.9% 3,205 3,129 76 2.4%
McPherson County 1,072 1,043 29 2.7% 1,064 1,031 33 3.1%
Meade County 14,641 14,244 397 2.7% 14,438 13,990 448 3.1%
Mellette County 793 747 46 5.8% 788 737 51 6.5%
Miner County 1,235 1,209 26 2.1% 1,216 1,186 30 2.5%
Minnehaha County 112,094 109,677 2,417 2.2% 110,567 107,726 2,841 2.6%
Moody County 4,053 3,898 155 3.8% 4,105 3,913 192 4.7%
Oglala Lakota County 3,747 3,221 526 14.0% 3,634 3,118 516 14.2%
Pennington County 58,617 57,166 1,451 2.5% 57,848 56,096 1,752 3.0%
Perkins County 1,605 1,569 36 2.2% 1,665 1,622 43 2.6%
Potter County 1,190 1,158 32 2.7% 1,204 1,171 33 2.7%
Roberts County 4,715 4,557 158 3.4% 4,738 4,535 203 4.3%
Sanborn County 1,176 1,145 31 2.6% 1,201 1,165 36 3.0%
Spink County 3,329 3,239 90 2.7% 3,310 3,218 92 2.8%
Stanley County 1,872 1,836 36 1.9% 1,905 1,854 51 2.7%
Sully County 860 843 17 2.0% 874 852 22 2.5%
Todd County 3,213 2,987 226 7.0% 3,236 2,986 250 7.7%
Tripp County 3,125 3,060 65 2.1% 3,115 3,036 79 2.5%
Turner County 4,816 4,714 102 2.1% 4,792 4,656 136 2.8%
Union County 8,007 7,789 218 2.7% 7,894 7,612 282 3.6%
Walworth County 2,317 2,218 99 4.3% 2,319 2,208 111 4.8%
Yankton County 11,941 11,674 267 2.2% 11,721 11,412 309 2.6%
Ziebach County 965 888 77 8.0% 974 901 73 7.5%
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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