Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  July
2018
June
2018
July
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 162,245,000 162,140,000 160,467,000 0.1% 1.1%
Employment 155,965,000 155,576,000 153,511,000 0.3% 1.6%
Unemployment 6,280,000 6,564,000 6,956,000 -4.3% -9.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.0% 4.3%    

July
2018
June
2018
July
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 459,200 459,500 455,400 -0.1% 0.8%
Employment 444,800 444,700 440,100 0.0% 1.1%
Unemployment 14,400 14,800 15,300 -2.7% -5.9%
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.2% 3.4%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  July
2018
June
2018
July
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 439,400 439,800 433,500 -0.1% 1.4%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,400 24,200 23,100 0.8% 5.6%
Manufacturing 44,700 44,400 43,100 0.7% 3.7%
Wholesale Trade 20,500 20,700 20,900 -1.0% -1.9%
Retail Trade 51,900 51,600 52,800 0.6% -1.7%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,100 14,100 13,300 0.0% 6.0%
Information 5,700 5,800 5,700 -1.7% 0.0%
Financial Activities 29,200 29,500 29,200 -1.0% 0.0%
Professional & Business Services 32,400 32,700 30,900 -0.9% 4.9%
Educational & Health Services 72,500 72,600 71,800 -0.1% 1.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,000 47,000 46,800 0.0% 0.4%
Other Services 17,500 17,500 16,700 0.0% 4.8%
Government 79,500 79,700 79,200 -0.3% 0.4%
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

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  June
2018
May
2018
June
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,600 74,900 73,600 0.9% 2.7%
Employment 73,300 72,600 71,100 1.0% 3.1%
Unemployment 2,300 2,400 2,600 -4.2% -11.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.2 3.5    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 151,300 151,500 149,300 -0.1% 1.3%
Employment 147,500 147,600 145,100 -0.1% 1.7%
Unemployment 3,800 3,900 4,100 -2.6% -7.3%
Unemployment Rate 2.5 2.6 2.8    
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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