Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  October 2017 September 2017 October 2016 Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 459,100 458,800 454,000 0.1% 1.1%
Employment 443,100 443,000 440,900 0.0% 0.5%
Unemployment 16,000 15,800 13,100 1.3% 22.1%
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 3.4% 2.9%    
  October 2017 September 2017 October 2016 Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,381,000 161,146,000 159,643,000 -0.5% 0.5%
Employment 153,861,000 154,345,000 151,902,000 -0.3% 1.3%
Unemployment 6,520,000 6,801,000 7,740,000 -4.1% -15.8%
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.2% 4.8%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  October 2017 September 2017 October 2016 Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 434,900 437,300 434,300 -0.5% 0.1%
Mining, Logging & Construction 23,400 23,300 23,700 0.4% -1.3%
Manufacturing 41,700 41,800 41,600 -0.2% 0.2%
Wholesale Trade 21,200 21,400 21,300 -0.9% -0.5%
Retail Trade 52,400 53,600 54,500 -2.2% -3.9%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,900 14,100 13,300 -1.4% 4.5%
Information 6,000 6,000 5,800 0.0% 3.4%
Financial Activities 29,800 29,700 29,300 0.3% 1.7%
Professional & Business Services 31,900 31,300 31,400 1.9% 1.6%
Educational & Health Services 71,300 71,700 71,000 -0.6% 0.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 46,900 47,300 47,600 -0.8% -1.5%
Other Services 16,300 16,500 16,200 -1.2% 0.6%
Government 80,100 80,600 78,600 -0.6% 1.9%
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
 
September
2017
August
2017
September
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 73,900 74,400 72,200 -0.7% 2.4%
Employment 71,300 71,600 70,000 -0.4% 1.9%
Unemployment 2,600 2,800 2,200 -7.1% 18.2%
Unemployment Rate 3.5 3.7 3.0    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 149,800 150,300 147,100 -0.3% 1.8%
Employment 145,500 145,800 143,700 -0.2% 1.3%
Unemployment 4,400 4,500 3,400 -2.2% 29.4%
Unemployment Rate 2.9 3.0 2.3    
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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