Workforce


Labor Force



Month
  Labor Force 
  Employed  
  Unemployment  
Rate
May 2017
2,915
2,826
89
 3.1% 


Labor force estimates include all civilians not in institutions, 16 years of age and older, who are classified as employed or unemployed. Labor force levels are given by place of residence and represent a count of employed and unemployed people. Labor force estimates are developed by the South Dakota Department of Labor in cooperation with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Labor Supply


Month
   Area Labor Supply
   (Brown, Marshall, Day,
Codington Counties)  
  3,815  
 May 2017  
Day County Labor Supply
250



Labor supply can be defined as the number of persons who would be available to staff a new or expanding business in an area. Labor supply can be categorized into two groups: those who currently hold jobs (and would like to change) and those who, for a variety of reasons, do not have jobs. It includes workers who live in the area and also workers who would commute into the area to work. Labor supply data is developed by the South Dakota Department of Labor.