• Sturgis and Meade County are included in the Rapid City MSA.

    Month/Year Workforce Unemployment
    May 2018 74,715 3.0%
    2017 73,642 3.5%
    2016 72,094 3.0%
    2015 71,552 3.3%
    2014 71,365 3.4%
    2011 67,400 4.8%
    2010 66,766 5.0%
    2000 61,102 2.5%
    1990 49,806 3.3%

     

    Source: SD Dept. of Labor, July 2018  www.southdakotaworks.org

     

    Meade County Quick Facts

    Median Age 35.9
    Per capita income: $ 27,114
    Median household income: $ 52,967
    Median house value: $ 158,100
    Mean travel time to work: 17 minutes
    High school graduates: 95.1%
    Bachelor’s degree & higher: 22.8%

     

    Source:  JobsEQ, Chmura Economics & Analytics

     

    Average Hourly Wage Rates 2018 – Rapid City MSA

    Inspectors, testers $16.48
    Retail Sales $12.98
    Transportation/Warehouse Managers $34.26
    Computer Programmers $25.25
    Office & Admin. Support $20.06
    Machinists $18.95
    Welders $18.33
    Laborers, Material Handlers $12.41
    Managers $50.17
    Stock Clerks, Warehousing $12.20
    Construction Laborers $14.98
    Construction Managers $45.35

     

    Source: SD Dept. of Labor, July 2018  http://www.southdakotaworks.org

     

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