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June South Dakota statewide data just released

Please note: The following data release includes June 2017 seasonally adjusted statewide labor force and both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted statewide nonfarm data. The full release of June 2017 labor force and not seasonally adjusted nonfarm wage and salaried worker data for all areas will be on July 28, 2017 with the publication of the July 2017 South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin. June 2017 not seasonally adjusted data will also be available in the virtual Labor Market System at that time. The release of June 2017 seasonally adjusted labor force data for the two Metropolitan Statistical Areas is scheduled for August 2, 2017.

Labor Force

Preliminary estimates show the June 2017 South Dakota labor force unchanged over the month, with 457,400 workers. The level of unemployed increased by 300 (2.3 percent) to 13,600.

Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force
  June 2017   June 2016
Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
United States 160,145,000 153,168,000 6,977,000 4.4% 158,889,000 151,090,000 7,799,000 4.9%
South Dakota 457,400 443,800 13,600 3.0% 452,900 440,100 12,900 2.8%

South Dakota's June 2017 labor force of 457,400 increased compared to the June 2016 level of 452,900. The level of employed increased by 3,700 (0.8 percent); the level of unemployed increased by 700 persons (5.4 percent).

Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force
  June 2017   June 2016
Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
United States 160,145,000 153,168,000 6,977,000 4.4% 158,889,000 151,090,000 7,799,000 4.9%
South Dakota 457,400 443,800 13,600 3.0% 452,900 440,100 12,900 2.8%

The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed as a percentage of the labor force. People are classified as unemployed if they do not have jobs, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks and are currently available for work. People who were not working and were waiting to be recalled to jobs from which they were temporarily laid off are also included as unemployed.

Note: 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.

Nonfarm wage & salaried workers

The June 2017 nonfarm worker data is preliminary and subject to revision.

The June 2017 nonfarm worker data is preliminary and subject to revision. Over the month, the seasonally adjusted worker level decreased by 1,500 workers (0.3 percent) to 435,600.

Over the year, the total seasonally adjusted nonfarm worker level increased by 2,700 workers (0.6 percent). The largest number of jobs were added within the Leisure and Hospitality (2,400 workers or 5.2 percent), Wholesale Trade (900 workers or 4.3 percent) and Education and Health Services (800 workers or 1.1 percent) industry sectors.

South Dakota
(Seasonally Adjusted)
  % Change From
  June*
2017
May
2017
June
2016
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total 435,600 437,100 432,900 -0.3 0.6
 Mining, Logging & Construction 23,400 23,600 24,300 -0.8 -3.7
  Manufacturing 40,800 41,100 42,300 -0.7 -3.5
  Trade, Transportation & Utilities 88,400 88,300 88,200 0.1 0.2
   Wholesale Trade 22,000 21,600 21,100 1.9 4.3
   Retail Trade 52,900 53,300 53,800 -0.8 -1.7
   Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,500 13,400 13,300 0.7 1.5
  Information 5,900 5,900 5,800 0.0 1.7
  Financial Activities 29,900 30,300 29,300 -1.3 2.0
  Professional & Business Services 30,800 31,400 31,300 -1.9 -1.6
  Educational & Health Services 70,800 71,400 70,000 -0.8 1.1
   Educational Services  7,500 7,700 7,400 -2.6 1.4
   Health Care & Social Assistance 63,300 63,700 62,600 -0.6 1.1
  Leisure & Hospitality 48,900 48,200 46,500 1.5 5.2
  Other Services (except Public Administration) 16,900 16,400 16,100 3.0 5.0
Government 79,800 80,500 79,100 -0.9 0.9
  Federal Government 11,900 11,800 11,300 0.8 5.3
  State Government 18,300 19,100 18,000 -4.2 1.7
  Local Government 49,600 49,600 49,800 0.0 -0.4

The table above shows the seasonally adjusted data. A table displaying the not seasonally adjusted data can be found below. Visit our technical notes page for an explanation of seasonal adjustment.

Over the month, the not seasonally adjusted nonfarm wage and salaried worker level increased by 6,200
workers (1.4 percent) from May 2017 to June 2017.

Over the year, the not seasonally adjusted total worker level increased by 5,200 workers (1.2 percent). The largest number of jobs were added within Leisure and Hospitality (3,900 workers or 7.9 percent), Financial Activities (1,100 workers or 3.7 percent), and Other Services Activities (1,000 workers or 6.1 percent) industry sectors.

South Dakota
(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
    % Change From
June*
2017
May
2017
June
2016
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total Non-farm 448,100 441,900 442,900 1.4 1.2
Mining, Logging and Construction 25,500 24,500 26,800 4.1 -4.9
Mining and Logging 1,100 1,100 1,000 0.0 10.0
  Construction 24,400 23,400 25,800 4.3 -5.4
   Construction of Buildings 6,200 5,800 6,200 6.9 0.0
   Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,600 4,400 5,400 4.6 -14.8
   Specialty Trade Contractors 13,600 13,200 14,200 3.0 -4.2
  Manufacturing 41,700 41,400 42,600 0.7 -2.1
   Durable Goods 27,000 26,800 28,100 0.8 -3.9
   Non-Durable Goods 14,700 14,600 14,500 0.7 1.4
  Trade, Transportation & Utilities 90,200 88,700 89,500 1.7 0.8
   Wholesale Trade 22,200 21,800 21,500 1.8 3.3
   Retail Trade 54,500 53,500 54,600 1.9 -0.2
   Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,500 13,400 13,400 0.8 0.8
  Information 5,900 6,000 5,900 -1.7 0.0
  Financial Activities 30,500 30,400 29,400 0.3 3.7
  Professional & Business Services 31,600 31,500 31,900 0.3 -0.9
  Education & Health Services 70,700 71,700 70,100 -1.4 0.9
   Educational Services  7,200 7,900 7,200 -8.9 0.0
   Health Care & Social Assistance 63,500 63,800 62,900 -0.5 1.0
     Hospitals 24,900 24,900 24,300 0.0 2.5
  Leisure & Hospitality 53,600 49,200 49,700 8.9 7.9
  Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,500 16,400 16,500 6.7 6.1
Government 80,900 82,100 80,500 -1.5 0.5
  Federal Government 12,200 11,800 11,600 3.4 5.2
  State Government 17,100 19,300 16,900 -11.4 1.2
     State Government Educational Services 7,400 9,800 7,300 -24.5 1.4
  Local Government 51,600 51,000 52,000 1.2 -0.8
     Local Government Educational Services 25,700 27,200 25,400 -5.5 1.2

*Note: All June 2017 data in the tables and narrative above is preliminary and subject to revision.

A more comprehensive overview of the labor market in June 2017, including substate labor force and nonfarm industry data, will be available July 28 in the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin published on this website. To view the current e-Labor Bulletin, click on the large "e" on our home page or subscribe to receive an email notice when a new edition is available.