Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Area Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area September 2017   September 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Rapid City MSA 73,806 71,465 2,341 3.2% 72,362 70,387 1,975 2.7%
Sioux Falls MSA 148,344 144,508 3,836 2.6% 145,708 142,654 3,054 2.1%
Aberdeen MiSA 23,213 22,581 632 2.7% 23,145 22,621 524 2.3%
Brookings MiSA 19,245 18,709 536 2.8% 19,109 18,663 446 2.3%
Huron MiSA 9,522 9,278 244 2.6% 9,539 9,329 210 2.2%
Mitchell MiSA 12,988 12,648 340 2.6% 13,101 12,827 274 2.1%
Pierre MiSA 12,819 12,486 333 2.6% 12,875 12,624 251 1.9%
Spearfish MiSA 13,159 12,758 401 3.0% 13,173 12,797 376 2.9%
Vermillion MiSA 7,328 7,091 237 3.2% 7,173 6,983 190 2.6%
Watertown MiSA 15,307 14,872 435 2.8% 15,171 14,812 359 2.4%
Yankton MiSA 11,556 11,232 324 2.8% 11,585 11,316 269 2.3%
Dewey-Ziebach LMA 3,269 2,987 282 8.6% 3,197 2,983 214 6.7%
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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