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South Dakota & Counties
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Labor Force

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February
2014
February
2013
Areas Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
SOUTH DAKOTA 446,750 427,310 19,440 4.4 441,465 421,090 20,375 4.6
Aurora County 1,595 1,545 50 3.3 1,565 1,510 55 3.6
Beadle County 9,825 9,435 390 4.0 9,760 9,325 435 4.4
Bennett County 1,390 1,305 85 6.0 1,370 1,270 100 7.4
Bon Homme County 2,925 2,810 115 4.0 2,920 2,790 130 4.4
Brookings County 19,300 18,610 690 3.6 18,970 18,295 675 3.6
Brown County 21,525 20,735 790 3.7 21,270 20,490 780 3.7
Brule County 2,730 2,620 110 4.1 2,725 2,615 110 4.0
Buffalo County 545 485 60 11.2 545 470 75 14.1
Butte County 5,405 5,195 210 3.9 5,205 4,960 245 4.7
Campbell County 865 830 35 4.3 830 795 35 4.2
Charles Mix County 4,010 3,825 185 4.6 4,000 3,795 205 5.1
Clark County 2,000 1,885 115 5.7 1,900 1,790 110 5.8
Clay County 7,520 7,225 295 3.9 7,530 7,230 300 4.0
Codington County 16,175 15,475 700 4.3 16,090 15,335 755 4.7
Corson County 1,370 1,285 85 6.3 1,380 1,285 95 6.9
Custer County 4,075 3,835 240 5.9 4,010 3,755 255 6.4
Davison County 11,645 11,230 415 3.6 11,470 11,020 450 3.9
Day County 2,815 2,570 245 8.7 2,750 2,540 210 7.6
Deuel County 2,485 2,300 185 7.5 2,445 2,255 190 7.8
Dewey County 2,645 2,315 330 12.5 2,660 2,340 320 12.0
Douglas County 1,810 1,740 70 3.9 1,770 1,700 70 4.0
Edmunds County 1,960 1,895 65 3.2 1,950 1,875 75 3.8
Fall River County 3,545 3,360 185 5.2 3,530 3,330 200 5.7
Faulk County 1,210 1,165 45 3.8 1,150 1,110 40 3.5
Grant County 4,155 3,900 255 6.1 4,070 3,790 280 6.9
Gregory County 2,255 2,165 90 4.0 2,250 2,150 100 4.5
Haakon County 1,155 1,120 35 2.9 1,135 1,095 40 3.4
Hamlin County 2,930 2,780 150 5.1 2,895 2,755 140 4.8
Hand County 1,890 1,835 55 2.9 1,825 1,770 55 3.1
Hanson County 1,840 1,755 85 4.5 1,820 1,725 95 5.3
Harding County 840 820 20 2.5 805 785 20 2.6
Hughes County 10,055 9,700 355 3.5 10,070 9,710 360 3.6
Hutchinson County 3,775 3,635 140 3.7 3,755 3,610 145 3.8
Hyde County 710 690 20 3.1 710 685 25 3.8
Jackson County 1,075 985 90 8.4 1,060 965 95 9.0
Jerauld County 1,525 1,490 35 2.2 1,470 1,425 45 3.0
Jones County 640 615 25 3.9 620 595 25 4.2
Kingsbury County 3,075 2,950 125 4.1 3,000 2,880 120 4.0
Lake County 6,745 6,460 285 4.2 6,650 6,365 285 4.3
Lawrence County 12,780 12,235 545 4.2 12,480 11,900 580 4.7
Lincoln County 27,210 26,335 875 3.2 26,845 25,950 895 3.3
Lyman County 1,925 1,845 80 4.2 1,930 1,825 105 5.3
McCook County 2,740 2,630 110 4.0 2,710 2,590 120 4.4
McPherson County 1,135 1,075 60 5.3 1,110 1,065 45 4.0
Marshall County 2,260 2,095 165 7.3 2,150 1,995 155 7.2
Meade County 12,485 11,955 530 4.2 12,425 11,810 615 4.9
Mellette County 870 820 50 6.0 865 795 70 8.1
Miner County 1,145 1,090 55 5.0 1,130 1,080 50 4.6
Minnehaha County 100,220 96,185 4,035 4.0 99,085 94,785 4,300 4.3
Moody County 3,815 3,615 200 5.2 3,790 3,590 200 5.3
Pennington County 54,440 52,100 2,340 4.3 54,035 51,460 2,575 4.8
Perkins County 1,590 1,520 70 4.3 1,570 1,495 75 4.8
Potter County 1,205 1,155 50 4.1 1,185 1,135 50 4.4
Roberts County 4,805 4,460 345 7.1 4,720 4,375 345 7.3
Sanborn County 1,375 1,340 35 2.5 1,360 1,315 45 3.5
Shannon County 3,870 3,350 520 13.4 3,800 3,330 470 12.4
Spink County 3,355 3,175 180 5.4 3,235 3,080 155 4.8
Stanley County 1,950 1,885 65 3.4 1,940 1,885 55 2.8
Sully County 920 890 30 3.1 910 885 25 3.0
Todd County 3,380 3,080 300 8.8 3,415 3,130 285 8.4
Tripp County 2,860 2,740 120 4.2 2,810 2,680 130 4.7
Turner County 4,280 4,115 165 3.9 4,230 4,055 175 4.1
Union County 8,560 8,200 360 4.2 8,375 7,995 380 4.5
Walworth County 2,735 2,555 180 6.6 2,685 2,505 180 6.7
Yankton County 11,745 11,290 455 3.9 11,695 11,200 495 4.2
Ziebach County 1,025 975 50 5.0 1,030 985 45 4.5
The South Dakota labor force statistics are produced by the LMIC in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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