Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  April
2017
March
2017
April
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 457,400 456,800 452,000 0.1% 1.2%
Employment 444,400 443,900 439,500 0.1% 1.1%
Unemployment 13,000 12,800 12,400 1.6% 4.8%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.8% 2.7%    
  April
2017
March
2017
April
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,213,000 160,201,000 158,938,000 0.0% 0.8%
Employment 153,156,000 153,000,000 151,028,000 0.1% 1.4%
Unemployment 7,056,000 7,202,000 7,910,000 -2.0% -10.8%
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.5% 5.0%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  April
2017
March
2017
April
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 439,500 438,200 431,600 0.3% 1.8%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,700 24,600 23,300 0.4% 6.0%
Manufacturing 41,500 41,600 42,400 -0.2% -2.1%
Wholesale Trade 21,400 21,100 21,200 1.4% 0.9%
Retail Trade 53,800 54,200 53,800 -0.7% 0.0%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,700 13,700 13,400 0.0% 2.2%
Information 6,000 6,000 5,800 0.0% 3.4%
Financial Activities 30,100 30,100 29,300 0.0% 2.7%
Professional & Business Services 32,100 31,800 31,100 0.9% 3.2%
Educational & Health Services 71,200 71,100 70,100 0.1% 1.6%
Leisure & Hospitality 49,000 47,900 46,900 2.3% 4.5%
Other Services 16,200 16,200 16,100 0.0% 0.6%
Government 79,800 79,900 78,200 -0.1% 2.0%
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
  April
2017
March
2017
April
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 16,834 13,358 17,024 26.0% -1.1%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  March
2017
February
2017
March
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 73,400 73,200 71,900 0.3% 2.1%
Employment 71,300 71,000 69,800 0.4% 2.1%
Unemployment 2,100 2,200 2,100 -4.5% 0.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.9 3.0 2.9    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 148,500 148,500 145,700 0.0% 1.9%
Employment 145,000 145,000 142,400 0.0% 1.8%
Unemployment 3,500 3,600 3,300 -2.8% 6.1%
Unemployment Rate 2.3 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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