Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  September
2018
August
2018
September
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 161,926,000 161,776,000 161,082,000 0.1% 0.5%
Employment 155,962,000 155,542,000 154,324,000 0.3% 1.1%
Unemployment 5,964,000 6,234,000 6,759,000 -4.3% -11.8%
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.9% 4.2%    

August
2018
July
2018
August
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 458,700 459,200 455,700 -0.1% 0.7%
Employment 444,800 444,800 440,300 0.0% 1.0%
Unemployment 14,000 14,400 15,500 -2.8% -9.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.1% 3.4%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  August
2018
July
2018
August
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 440,500 439,800 434,200 0.2% 1.5%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,600 24,700 23,000 -0.4% 7.0%
Manufacturing 44,700 44,500 43,300 0.4% 3.2%
Wholesale Trade 21,100 20,800 21,000 1.4% 0.5%
Retail Trade 51,600 51,900 52,800 -0.6% -2.3%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,000 14,000 13,100 0.0% 6.9%
Information 5,800 5,700 5,600 1.8% 3.6%
Financial Activities 29,300 29,300 29,300 0.0% 0.0%
Professional & Business Services 33,200 33,200 31,200 0.0% 6.4%
Educational & Health Services 72,200 71,900 72,000 0.4% 0.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 46,600 46,800 46,800 -0.4% -0.4%
Other Services 17,600 17,500 16,800 0.6% 4.8%
Government 79,800 79,500 79,300 0.4% 0.6%
Preliminary data; subject to revision. The published unemployment rate presented above may not equal the percentage calculated using the published unemployed and labor force figures presented above due to rounding.
Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  August
2018
July
2018
August
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,000 75,200 74,000 -0.3% 1.4%
Employment 72,700 73,000 71,300 -0.4% 2.0%
Unemployment 2,300 2,200 2,600 4.5% -11.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 2.9 3.6    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 152,500 151,600 150,000 0.6% 1.7%
Employment 148,800 148,000 145,700 0.5% 2.1%
Unemployment 3,700 3,600 4,300 2.8% -14.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.5 2.4 2.9    
Preliminary data; subject to revision. The published unemployment rate presented above may not equal the percentage calculated using the published unemployed and labor force figures presented above due to rounding.
Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

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