Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2017
April
2017
May
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 457,400 457,300 452,400 0.0% 1.1%
Employment 444,200 444,300 439,800 0.0% 1.0%
Unemployment 13,300 13,000 12,600 2.3% 5.6%
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 2.8% 2.8%    
  June
2017
May
2017
June
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,145,000 159,784,000 158,889,000 0.2% 0.8%
Employment 153,168,000 152,923,000 151,090,000 0.2% 1.4%
Unemployment 6,977,000 6,861,000 7,799,000 1.7% -10.5%
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.3% 4.9%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2017
April
2017
May
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 437,100 438,900 431,700 -0.4% 1.3%
Mining, Logging & Construction 23,700 24,700 23,500 -4.0% 0.9%
Manufacturing 41,000 41,500 42,200 -1.2% -2.8%
Wholesale Trade 21,800 21,500 21,200 1.4% 2.8%
Retail Trade 53,500 53,800 53,800 -0.6% -0.6%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,400 13,600 13,400 -1.5% 0.0%
Information 5,800 6,000 5,700 -3.3% 1.8%
Financial Activities 30,000 30,000 29,300 0.0% 2.4%
Professional & Business Services 31,600 32,000 31,200 -1.3% 1.3%
Educational & Health Services 71,400 71,100 70,300 0.4% 1.6%
Leisure & Hospitality 48,700 48,700 46,500 0.0% 4.7%
Other Services 16,300 16,100 16,000 1.2% 1.9%
Government 79,900 79,900 78,600 0.0% 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
  May
2017
April
2017
May
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 25,624 16,834 20,427 52.2% 25.4%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  May
2017
April
2017
May
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 73,500 73,500 71,900 0.0% 2.2%
Employment 71,200 71,300 69,800 -0.1% 2.0%
Unemployment 2,300 2,200 2,100 4.5% 9.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.0 2.9    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 148,200 148,400 145,100 -0.1% 2.1%
Employment 144,500 144,800 141,800 -0.2% 1.9%
Unemployment 3,700 3,600 3,300 2.8% 12.1%
Unemployment Rate 2.5 2.4 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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