Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  March
2018
February
2018
March
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 161,763,000 161,921,000 160,235,000 -0.1% 1.0%
Employment 155,178,000 155,215,000 153,064,000 0.0% 1.4%
Unemployment 6,585,000 6,706,000 7,171,000 -1.8% -8.2%
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.1% 4.5%    

March
2018
February
2018
March
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 459,200 458,300 454,100 0.2% 1.1%
Employment 443,700 442,700 439,400 0.2% 1.0%
Unemployment 15,500 15,600 14,700 -0.6% 5.4%
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.4% 3.2%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  March
2018
February
2018
March
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 440,100 440,000 433,800 0.0% 1.5%
Mining, Logging & Construction 23,500 23,900 23,400 -1.7% 0.4%
Manufacturing 44,900 44,600 42,500 0.7% 5.6%
Wholesale Trade 20,800 20,800 21,000 0.0% -1.0%
Retail Trade 52,700 52,700 53,300 0.0% -1.1%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,400 13,500 13,200 -0.7% 1.5%
Information 5,700 5,700 5,800 0.0% -1.7%
Financial Activities 29,800 29,700 29,300 0.3% 1.7%
Professional & Business Services 32,400 32,400 31,400 0.0% 3.2%
Educational & Health Services 72,700 72,500 71,400 0.3% 1.8%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,300 47,300 47,000 0.0% 0.6%
Other Services 16,800 16,900 16,600 -0.6% 1.2%
Government 80,100 80,000 78,900 0.1% 1.5%
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

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  February
2018
January
2018
February
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 74,800 74,600 73,200 0.3% 2.2%
Employment 72,200 72,000 71,000 0.3% 1.7%
Unemployment 2,600 2,600 2,200 0.0% 18.2%
Unemployment Rate 3.5 3.5 3.0    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 150,700 150,200 148,500 0.3% 1.5%
Employment 146,400 145,800 145,000 0.4% 1.0%
Unemployment 4,300 4,400 3,600 -2.3% 19.4%
Unemployment Rate 2.9 2.9 2.4    
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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