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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sioux Falls fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the South Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Sioux Falls peaked in April 2020 at 8.5% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sioux Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
South Dakota 2.3% -0.2 -0.9
Sioux Falls 2.1% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 April 2020 at 13,148. There are now 9,720 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Sioux Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Sioux Falls 3,428 -149 -1,127

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
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.3% 2.1% 3,428
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.2% 3,577
February
2022
3.8% 2.6% 2.3% 3,735
January
2022
4.0% 2.8% 2.4% 3,855
December
2021
3.9% 2.9% 2.5% 4,012
November
2021
4.2% 2.9% 2.5% 4,011
October
2021
4.6% 3.0% 2.5% 4,048
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 2.6% 4,157
August
2021
5.2% 3.2% 2.7% 4,277
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 2.7% 4,383
June
2021
5.9% 3.2% 2.8% 4,458

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.