Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  November
2018
October
2018
November
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 162,770,000 162,637,000 160,533,000 0.1% 1.4%
Employment 156,795,000 156,562,000 153,917,000 0.1% 1.9%
Unemployment 5,975,000 6,075,000 6,616,000 -1.6% -9.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.7% 4.1%    

October
2018
September
2018
October
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 458,800 458,700 456,300 0.0% 0.5%
Employment 445,200 445,000 440,700 0.0% 1.0%
Unemployment 13,600 13,700 15,600 -0.7% -12.8%
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.0% 3.4%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  October
2018
September
2018
October
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 443,800 442,300 436,500 0.3% 1.7%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,700 24,800 23,700 -0.4% 4.2%
Manufacturing 45,100 44,800 43,100 0.7% 4.6%
Wholesale Trade 21,400 21,300 20,800 0.5% 2.9%
Retail Trade 51,400 51,300 52,700 0.2% -2.5%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,000 13,900 13,000 0.7% 7.7%
Information 5,700 5,700 5,800 0.0% -1.7%
Financial Activities 29,400 29,400 29,400 0.0% 0.0%
Professional & Business Services 33,900 33,500 31,500 1.2% 7.6%
Educational & Health Services 73,000 72,900 72,700 0.1% 0.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,500 47,100 47,200 0.8% 0.6%
Other Services 17,500 17,500 17,000 0.0% 2.9%
Government 80,200 80,100 79,600 0.1% 0.8%
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

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  October
2018
September
2018
October
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,200 75,000 74,100 0.3% 1.5%
Employment 72,800 72,700 71,400 0.1% 2.0%
Unemployment 2,300 2,300 2,600 0.0% -11.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.1 3.5    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 152,000 151,600 150,100 0.3% 1.3%
Employment 148,200 147,900 145,700 0.2% 1.7%
Unemployment 3,800 3,700 4,300 2.7% -11.6%
Unemployment Rate 2.5 2.4 2.9    
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

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