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Labor Market Information Center

2016 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The table below indicates 59 percent (39) of the counties showed worker growth from 2015 to 2016. One county remained unchanged. The highest percentage gains occurred in Lincoln, Hamlin Perkins and Hanson counties. The largest absolute gains occurred in Minnehaha, Lincoln and Pennington counties.

Decreases in the number of covered workers occurred in 41 percent of the counties in South Dakota. The greatest percentage decreases happened in Mellette, Grant and Jerauld counties, and the largest absolute losses occurred in Grant, Codington and Davison counties.

The map below provides information on the percentage change in the average number of covered workers in South Dakota's counties from 2015 to 2016.

Number of Covered Workers by County
2016
County 2015 2016 Percent Change County 2015 2016 Percent Change
Aurora 902 872 -3.3% Hyde 530 534 0.8%
Beadle 8,550 8,562 0.1% Jackson 708 712 0.6%
Bennett 882 888 0.7% Jerauld 1,453 1,365 -6.1%
Bon Homme 1,811 1,762 -2.7% Jones 442 440 -0.5%
Brookings 18,028 18,498 2.6% Kingsbury 1,728 1,735 0.4%
Brown 20,862 20,939 0.4% Lake 4,910 4,850 -1.2%
Brule 1,898 1,862 -1.9% Lawrence 11,545 11,775 2.0%
Buffalo 519 518 -0.2% Lincoln 19,714 20,785 5.4%
Butte 2,890 2,837 -1.8% Lyman 1,430 1,435 0.3%
Campbell 476 479 0.6% McCook 1,396 1,354 -3.0%
Charles Mix 3,485 3,397 -2.5% McPherson 615 606 -1.5%
Clark 1,043 1,015 -2.7% Marshall 1,703 1,651 -3.1%
Clay 5,655 5,664 0.2% Meade 6,941 6,878 -0.9%
Codington 15,975 15,872 -0.6% Mellette 353 326 -7.6%
Corson 844 851 0.8% Miner 736 725 -1.5%
Custer 2,414 2,331 -3.4% Minnehaha 122,810 124,334 1.2%
Davison 12,523 12,432 -0.7% Moody 2,289 2,367 3.4%
Day 1,934 1,934 0.0% Oglala Lakota 3,647 3,717 1.9%
Deuel 1,415 1,367 -3.4% Pennington 55,555 56,351 1.4%
Dewey 2,161 2,199 1.8% Perkins 1,174 1,215 3.5%
Douglas 1,137 1,139 0.2% Potter 876 868 -0.9%
Edmunds 1,214 1,217 0.2% Roberts 3,546 3,579 0.9%
Fall River 2,404 2,450 1.9% Sanborn 591 574 -2.9%
Faulk 596 600 0.7% Spink 2,389 2,391 0.1%
Grant 3,997 3,752 -6.1% Stanley 1,321 1,315 -0.5%
Gregory 1,463 1,504 2.8% Sully 585 588 0.5%
Haakon 771 790 2.5% Todd 2,798 2,844 1.6%
Hamlin 1,815 1,902 4.8% Tripp 2,096 2,125 1.4%
Hand 1,384 1,379 -0.4% Turner 2,057 2,062 0.2%
Hanson 607 628 3.5% Union 9,334 9,547 2.3%
Harding 445 442 -0.7% Walworth 2,211 2,177 -1.5%
Hughes 10,697 10,888 1.8% Yankton 12,611 12,641 0.2%
Hutchinson 2,607 2,621 0.5% Ziebach 295 303 2.7%
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Data subject to revision.
Produced by the Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County map showing percentage change in covered workers, 2015 to 2016

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