Labor Force & Wages
Madison and the surrounding area have a readily available labor supply to meet the needs of new employers.
Lake, Miner, and Moody (the 3-county area) comprise most of the work force in Madison.
Labor Force Demographics
Lake County has a labor force of 6,691 and an unemployment rate of 3.7% percent (as of February, 2016).
Madison has a local Department of Labor and Regulation office that works with local businesses to find the qualified employees they seek. They also have training programs available for qualifying businesses.
All labor stats are available via the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation's Labor Market Analysis website at: www.sdvlmi.com