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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota and County Labor Force

Not Seasonally Adjusted


Area October 2017   October 2016
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
South Dakota 458,671 444,867 13,804 3.0% 454,982 443,886 11,096 2.4%
Aurora County 1,474 1,429 45 3.1% 1,461 1,433 28 1.9%
Beadle County 9,470 9,230 240 2.5% 9,474 9,280 194 2.0%
Bennett County 1,121 1,072 49 4.4% 1,150 1,109 41 3.6%
Bon Homme County 2,840 2,762 78 2.7% 2,825 2,760 65 2.3%
Brookings County 19,745 19,215 530 2.7% 19,533 19,101 432 2.2%
Brown County 21,192 20,638 554 2.6% 21,124 20,672 452 2.1%
Brule County 2,477 2,399 78 3.1% 2,438 2,385 53 2.2%
Buffalo County 715 657 58 8.1% 717 656 61 8.5%
Butte County 5,075 4,917 158 3.1% 5,149 4,985 164 3.2%
Campbell County 831 802 29 3.5% 821 804 17 2.1%
Charles Mix County 3,816 3,678 138 3.6% 3,757 3,649 108 2.9%
Clark County 1,866 1,806 60 3.2% 1,866 1,815 51 2.7%
Clay County 7,536 7,307 229 3.0% 7,404 7,222 182 2.5%
Codington County 15,344 14,923 421 2.7% 15,228 14,869 359 2.4%
Corson County 1,400 1,347 53 3.8% 1,429 1,374 55 3.8%
Custer County 3,932 3,776 156 4.0% 3,849 3,738 111 2.9%
Davison County 11,317 11,017 300 2.7% 11,395 11,173 222 1.9%
Day County 2,784 2,697 87 3.1% 2,770 2,684 86 3.1%
Deuel County 2,179 2,103 76 3.5% 2,256 2,190 66 2.9%
Dewey County 2,217 2,006 211 9.5% 2,162 2,013 149 6.9%
Douglas County 1,625 1,583 42 2.6% 1,607 1,577 30 1.9%
Edmunds County 2,151 2,095 56 2.6% 2,147 2,107 40 1.9%
Fall River County 2,952 2,845 107 3.6% 2,996 2,892 104 3.5%
Faulk County 1,067 1,034 33 3.1% 1,058 1,032 26 2.5%
Grant County 4,427 4,302 125 2.8% 4,279 4,180 99 2.3%
Gregory County 2,070 2,008 62 3.0% 2,089 2,024 65 3.1%
Haakon County 1,069 1,042 27 2.5% 1,070 1,047 23 2.1%
Hamlin County 3,162 3,077 85 2.7% 3,120 3,046 74 2.4%
Hand County 1,844 1,799 45 2.4% 1,866 1,831 35 1.9%
Hanson County 1,738 1,689 49 2.8% 1,759 1,714 45 2.6%
Harding County 696 667 29 4.2% 710 688 22 3.1%
Hughes County 10,234 9,980 254 2.5% 10,323 10,129 194 1.9%
Hutchinson County 3,566 3,468 98 2.7% 3,582 3,509 73 2.0%
Hyde County 680 658 22 3.2% 691 674 17 2.5%
Jackson County 1,248 1,192 56 4.5% 1,240 1,204 36 2.9%
Jerauld County 1,104 1,077 27 2.4% 1,032 1,007 25 2.4%
Jones County 549 529 20 3.6% 534 521 13 2.4%
Kingsbury County 2,721 2,648 73 2.7% 2,705 2,645 60 2.2%
Lake County 6,620 6,389 231 3.5% 6,527 6,362 165 2.5%
Lawrence County 13,113 12,719 394 3.0% 13,150 12,796 354 2.7%
Lincoln County 31,636 30,888 748 2.4% 31,401 30,832 569 1.8%
Lyman County 1,783 1,681 102 5.7% 1,753 1,674 79 4.5%
Marshall County 2,332 2,245 87 3.7% 2,375 2,304 71 3.0%
McCook County 3,131 3,055 76 2.4% 3,137 3,064 73 2.3%
McPherson County 1,018 982 36 3.5% 1,044 1,008 36 3.4%
Meade County 13,797 13,354 443 3.2% 13,494 13,128 366 2.7%
Mellette County 710 679 31 4.4% 729 704 25 3.4%
Miner County 1,174 1,143 31 2.6% 1,180 1,150 30 2.5%
Minnehaha County 110,488 107,603 2,885 2.6% 109,641 107,375 2,266 2.1%
Moody County 3,956 3,834 122 3.1% 3,918 3,806 112 2.9%
Oglala Lakota County 3,626 3,205 421 11.6% 3,687 3,328 359 9.7%
Pennington County 56,673 54,915 1,758 3.1% 55,320 53,866 1,454 2.6%
Perkins County 1,597 1,552 45 2.8% 1,525 1,482 43 2.8%
Potter County 1,116 1,083 33 3.0% 1,139 1,113 26 2.3%
Roberts County 4,979 4,790 189 3.8% 4,905 4,766 139 2.8%
Sanborn County 1,107 1,071 36 3.3% 1,153 1,125 28 2.4%
Spink County 3,207 3,107 100 3.1% 3,216 3,133 83 2.6%
Stanley County 1,845 1,789 56 3.0% 1,854 1,819 35 1.9%
Sully County 823 801 22 2.7% 833 816 17 2.0%
Todd County 3,158 2,935 223 7.1% 3,018 2,849 169 5.6%
Tripp County 2,971 2,891 80 2.7% 2,925 2,869 56 1.9%
Turner County 4,629 4,491 138 3.0% 4,609 4,511 98 2.1%
Union County 8,134 7,840 294 3.6% 8,023 7,815 208 2.6%
Walworth County 2,190 2,092 98 4.5% 2,158 2,084 74 3.4%
Yankton County 11,665 11,347 318 2.7% 11,706 11,451 255 2.2%
Ziebach County 962 913 49 5.1% 952 917 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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