Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
Data Series July
2016
June
2016
July
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 457,100 456,100 452,700 0.2% 1.0%
Employment 444,300 443,900 438,400 0.1% 1.3%
Unemployment 12,800 12,300 14,300 4.1% -10.5%

Unemployment Rate

2.8% 2.7% 3.2%    
Data Series July
2016
June
2016
July
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 159,287,000 158,880,000 157,115,000 0.3% 1.4%
Employment 151,517,000 151,097,000 148,866,000 0.3% 1.8%
Unemployment 7,770,000 7,783,000 8,249,000 -0.2% -5.8%
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.9% 5.3%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted
  July
2016
June
2016
July
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 436,900 436,600 427,400 0.1% 2.2%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,200 24,100 22,800 0.4% 6.1%
Manufacturing 41,800 42,400 42,200 -1.4% -0.9%
Wholesale Trade 21,700 21,400 21,100 1.4% 2.8%
Retail Trade 55,000 55,800 52,900 -1.4% 4.0%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,000 13,600 13,400 2.9% 4.5%
Information 6,000 5,900 5,800 1.7% 3.4%
Financial Activities 30,200 30,300 29,700 -0.3% 1.7%
Professional & Business Services 31,500 31,100 30,700 1.3% 2.6%
Educational & Health Services 70,300 70,500 68,900 -0.3% 2.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,500 45,900 46,000 3.5% 3.3%
Other Services 16,000 15,900 15,900 0.6% 0.6%
Government 78,700 79,700 78,000 -1.3% 0.9%
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
New Hires
  July
2016
June
2016
July
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 21,694 29,570 19,371 -26.6% 12.0%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
Areas June
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City MSA
Labor Force 71,500 71,200 71,600 0.4% -0.1%
Employment 69,400 69,200 69,100 0.3% 0.4%
Unemployment 2,100 2,000 2,400 5.0% -12.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.8 3.4    
Sioux Falls MSA
Labor Force 147,100 146,600 143,600 0.3% 2.4%
Employment 143,700 143,400 139,800 0.2% 2.8%
Unemployment 3,400 3,200 3,800 6.3% -10.5%
Unemployment Rate 2.3 2.2 2.7    

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184