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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sioux Falls rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the South Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Sioux Falls peaked in August 2009 at 5.4% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in October 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sioux Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
South Dakota 3.6% 0.0 -0.4
Sioux Falls 3.2% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, National

Sioux Falls, South Dakota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sioux Falls peaked in September 2009 at 6,925. There are now 2,656 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,145 in December 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 124. Sioux Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Sioux Falls 4,269 +69 -845

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Dakota
Unemployment Rate
Sioux Falls
Unemployment Rate
Sioux Falls
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 3.6% 3.2% 4,269
January
2014
6.6% 3.6% 3.1% 4,200
December
2013
6.7% 3.6% 3.1% 4,145
November
2013
7.0% 3.6% 3.1% 4,217
October
2013
7.2% 3.7% 3.1% 4,248
September
2013
7.2% 3.7% 3.2% 4,317
August
2013
7.2% 3.8% 3.2% 4,355
July
2013
7.3% 3.8% 3.3% 4,531
June
2013
7.5% 3.9% 3.5% 4,705
May
2013
7.5% 3.9% 3.5% 4,764
April
2013
7.5% 3.9% 3.7% 4,884
March
2013
7.5% 3.9% 3.7% 4,973

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.