Hughes County, SD monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Hughes County, SD monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Hughes County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Hughes County had a 1.7% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.3 percentage point increase from a month ago. South Dakota reported a 1.9% unemployment rate in May, which is the lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Pierre, SD metropolitan area was 1.7%. Pierre has the 34th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in South Dakota
#1. Buffalo County: 4.4%
#1. Oglala Lakota County: 4.4%
#3. Dewey County: 3.6%
#3. Ziebach County: 3.6%
#5. Jackson County: 3.5%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in South Dakota
#1. Jerauld County: 1.4%
#1. Miner County: 1.4%
#1. Sully County: 1.4%
#4. Aurora County: 1.6%
#4. Hand County: 1.6%

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