Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

 

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2018
April
2018
May
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 161,539,000 161,527,000 159,729,000 0.0% 1.1%
Employment 155,474,000 155,181,000 152,892,000 0.2% 1.7%
Unemployment 6,065,000 6,346,000 6,837,000 -4.4% -11.3%
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 3.9% 4.3%    

May
2018
April
2018
May
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 459,600 459,700 454,700 0.0% 1.1%
Employment 444,400 444,100 439,700 0.1% 1.1%
Unemployment 15,200 15,500 14,900 -1.9% 2.0%
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.4% 3.3%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2018
April
2018
May
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 440,400 438,200 434,300 0.5% 1.4%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,200 23,200 23,200 4.3% 4.3%
Manufacturing 44,500 44,500 42,800 0.0% 4.0%
Wholesale Trade 20,700 20,500 21,000 1.0% -1.4%
Retail Trade 52,600 52,400 53,000 0.4% -0.8%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,700 13,600 13,300 0.7% 3.0%
Information 5,700 5,600 5,700 1.8% 0.0%
Financial Activities 29,700 29,800 29,300 -0.3% 1.4%
Professional & Business Services 32,800 32,500 31,200 0.9% 5.1%
Educational & Health Services 72,900 72,500 71,500 0.6% 2.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 45,700 45,800 47,100 -0.2% -3.0%
Other Services 17,200 17,200 16,700 0.0% 3.0%
Government 80,700 80,600 79,500 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
  April
2018
March
2018
April
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,100 74,900 73,400 0.3% 2.3%
Employment 72,600 72,500 71,000 0.1% 2.3%
Unemployment 2,600 2,400 2,400 8.3% 8.3%
Unemployment Rate 3.4 3.2 3.3    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 151,500 151,000 149,000 0.3% 1.7%
Employment 147,100 146,900 145,000 0.1% 1.4%
Unemployment 4,400 4,100 4,000 7.3% 10.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.9 2.7 2.7    
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

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