Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  February
2017
January
2017
February
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 456,100 455,100 451,400 0.2% 1.0%
Employment 443,200 442,100 439,200 0.2% 0.9%
Unemployment 12,900 13,000 12,300 -0.8% 4.9%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.9% 2.7%    
  February
2017
January
2017
February
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,056,000 159,716,000 158,888,000 0.2% 0.7%
Employment 152,528,000 152,081,000 151,043,000 0.3% 1.0%
Unemployment 7,528,000 7,635,000 7,845,000 -1.4% -4.0%
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.8% 4.9%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  February
2017
January
2017
February
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 436,400 434,800 430,500 0.4% 1.4%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,800 23,800 23,200 4.2% 6.9%
Manufacturing 42,100 40,700 42,300 3.4% -0.5%
Wholesale Trade 21,200 21,600 21,200 -1.9% 0.0%
Retail Trade 53,800 53,900 53,700 -0.2% 0.2%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,800 13,800 13,400 0.0% 3.0%
Information 6,000 6,000 5,900 0.0% 1.7%
Financial Activities 29,800 29,900 29,300 -0.3% 1.7%
Professional & Business Services 31,300 31,600 31,100 -0.9% 0.6%
Educational & Health Services 70,600 70,600 69,800 0.0% 1.1%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,300 46,900 46,600 0.9% 1.5%
Other Services 15,900 16,300 15,900 -2.5% 0.0%
Government 79,800 79,700 78,100 0.1% 2.2%
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
  February
2017
January
2017
February
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 13,672 16,615 14,994 -17.7% -8.8%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  January
2017
December
2016
January
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 73,100 72,700 71,300 0.6% 2.5%
Employment 70,900 70,500 69,200 0.6% 2.5%
Unemployment 2,200 2,200 2,100 0.0% 4.8%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.0 2.9    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 149,000 150,000 148,700 -0.7% 0.2%
Employment 145,400 146,400 145,300 -0.7% 0.1%
Unemployment 3,600 3,600 3,400 0.0% 5.9%
Unemployment Rate 2.4 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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