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Labor Market Information Center

Labor Force and Unemployment Data

Labor force data (including unemployment levels and unemployment rates) are available for the following areas:

Nation | Statewide | Metropolitan Statistical Area | Micropolitan Statistical Area | Combined Statistical Area | County | OR you may select an area from a map.

Retrievable Data

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Most Current Monthly Data Available

(As published in the current South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin.)

South Dakota (seasonally adjusted)

Counties and South Dakota for comparison (not seasonally adjusted)

South Dakota Areas

South Dakota Cities

Labor Force Data for All States

Find links to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for labor force data for all states, some including rankings.

Resources and References'

Release dates of labor force data

See definitions of employed, labor force, unemployed and unemployment rate for more information.

See definitions of Labor Market Area, Metropolitan Statistical Area and Micropolitan Statistical Area.

See definitions of not seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted.

Technical Notes

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