Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  August
2017
July
2017
August
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 458,300 457,600 453,800 0.2% 1.0%
Employment 443,000 443,200 440,600 0.0% 0.5%
Unemployment 15,300 14,400 13,100 6.3% 16.8%
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.1% 2.9%    
  August
2017
July
2017
August
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,571,000 160,494,000 159,508,000 0.0% 0.7%
Employment 153,439,000 153,513,000 151,655,000 0.0% 1.2%
Unemployment 7,132,000 6,981,000 7,853,000 2.2% -9.2%
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.3% 4.9%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  August
2017
July
2017
August
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 436,800 435,700 433,500 0.3% 0.8%
Mining, Logging & Construction 23,600 23,200 24,300 1.7% -2.9%
Manufacturing 41,500 41,300 42,100 0.5% -1.4%
Wholesale Trade 21,800 21,900 21,200 -0.5% 2.8%
Retail Trade 52,300 52,500 53,900 -0.4% -3.0%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,500 13,400 13,400 0.7% 0.7%
Information 6,100 5,900 5,700 3.4% 7.0%
Financial Activities 30,400 30,200 29,300 0.7% 3.8%
Professional & Business Services 31,100 31,000 31,200 0.3% -0.3%
Educational & Health Services 71,500 71,100 70,600 0.6% 1.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 48,000 47,900 46,700 0.2% 2.8%
Other Services 16,700 16,800 16,100 -0.6% 3.7%
Government 80,300 80,500 79,000 -0.2% 1.6%
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
  July
2017
June
2017
July
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 73,900 73,700 72,200 0.3% 2.4%
Employment 71,400 71,300 70,100 0.1% 1.9%
Unemployment 2,500 2,400 2,200 4.2% 13.6%
Unemployment Rate 3.4 3.2 3.0    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 149,200 148,000 146,300 0.8% 2.0%
Employment 145,200 144,200 142,900 0.7% 1.6%
Unemployment 4,000 3,800 3,400 5.3% 17.6%
Unemployment Rate 2.7 2.6 2.3    
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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