Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  November
2016
October
2016
November
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 456,200 456,900 453,000 -0.2% 0.7%
Employment 443,700 444,000 439,600 -0.1% 0.9%
Unemployment 12,500 12,900 13,400 -3.1% -6.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.8% 3.0%    
  December
2016
November
2016
December
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 159,640,000 159,456,000 157,957,000 0.1% 1.1%
Employment 152,111,000 152,048,000 150,030,000 0.0% 1.4%
Unemployment 7,529,000 7,409,000 7,927,000 1.6% -5.0%
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.6% 5.0%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  November
2016
October
2016
November
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 440,000 439,300 429,800 0.2% 2.4%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,500 23,900 23,100 2.5% 6.1%
Manufacturing 41,400 41,900 42,000 -1.2% -1.4%
Wholesale Trade 21,700 21,700 21,400 0.0% 1.4%
Retail Trade 53,900 55,100 53,300 -2.2% 1.1%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,900 14,400 13,700 3.5% 8.8%
Information 5,900 5,900 5,900 0.0% 0.0%
Financial Activities 30,800 30,300 29,600 1.7% 4.1%
Professional & Business Services 32,100 31,300 31,300 2.6% 2.6%
Educational & Health Services 71,100 70,800 69,100 0.4% 2.9%
Leisure & Hospitality 49,100 49,800 46,400 -1.4% 5.8%
Other Services 15,000 15,100 16,000 -0.7% -6.3%
Government 79,600 79,100 78,000 0.6% 2.1%
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
New Hires
  November
2016
October
2016
November
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 17,577 14,599 28,619 20.4% -38.6%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  November
2016
October
2016
November
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 72,500 72,600 71,500 -0.1% 1.4%
Employment 70,400 70,500 69,300 -0.1% 1.6%
Unemployment 2,100 2,100 2,200 0.0% -4.5%
Unemployment Rate 2.9 2.9 3.1    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 150,600 149,900 146,200 0.5% 3.0%
Employment 147,200 146,700 142,600 0.3% 3.2%
Unemployment 3,400 3,300 3,600 3.0% -5.6%
Unemployment Rate 2.3 2.2 2.5    
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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