Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  December
2016
November
2016
December
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 455,500 456,300 453,100 -0.2% 0.5%
Employment 442,900 443,800 439,800 -0.2% 0.7%
Unemployment 12,600 12,500 13,300 0.8% -5.3%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.7% 2.9%    
  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

  December
2016
November
2016
December
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 437,300 440,300 431,200 -0.7% 1.4%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,200 24,600 23,500 -1.6% 3.0%
Manufacturing 40,900 41,300 41,800 -1.0% -2.2%
Wholesale Trade 21,500 21,600 21,400 -0.5% 0.5%
Retail Trade 54,000 54,300 53,900 -0.6% 0.2%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,600 14,800 13,800 -1.4% 5.8%
Information 6,000 5,900 6,000 1.7% 0.0%
Financial Activities 30,400 30,700 29,700 -1.0% 2.4%
Professional & Business Services 31,900 32,400 31,400 -1.5% 1.6%
Educational & Health Services 71,000 70,900 69,200 0.1% 2.6%
Leisure & Hospitality 48,500 49,200 46,500 -1.4% 4.3%
Other Services 14,800 15,000 15,800 -1.3% -6.3%
Government 79,500 79,600 78,200 -0.1% 1.7%
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
  December
2016
November
2016
December
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 16,351 17,577 18,138 -7.0% -9.9%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  December
2016
November
2016
December
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 72,700 72,600 71,400 0.1% 1.8%
Employment 70,500 70,500 69,200 0.0% 1.9%
Unemployment 2,200 2,100 2,200 4.8% 0.0%
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.9 3.1    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 150,000 150,900 146,900 -0.6% 2.1%
Employment 146,400 147,400 143,200 -0.7% 2.2%
Unemployment 3,600 3,400 3,700 5.9% -2.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.4 2.3 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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