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June 2016 South Dakota statewide data just released

Note: The following data release includes June 2016 seasonally adjusted statewide labor force and both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted statewide nonfarm data. The full release of June 2016 labor force and not seasonally adjusted nonfarm wage and salaried worker data for all areas will be on July 29 with the publication of the July South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin. June 2016 not seasonally adjusted data will also be published in the historical databases of labor force and nonfarm wage and salaried worker data at that time. The release of June 2016 seasonally adjusted labor force data for the two Metropolitan Statistical Areas is scheduled for August 3..

Labor Force

Preliminary estimates show the June 2016 South Dakota labor force up over the month, with the level of employed increased by 400 workers (0.1 percent). The level of unemployed increased by 700 (6.0 percent).

Nationally, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.9 percent in June, and the number of unemployed persons increased by 347,000 to 7.8 million. These increases largely offset declines in May and brought both measures back in line with levels that had prevailed from August 2015 to April 2016.

Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force
  June 2016   May 2016
Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
United States 158,880,000 151,097,000 7,783,000 4.9% 158,466,000 151,030,000 7,436,000 4.7%
South Dakota 455,900 443,700 12,300 2.7% 454,800 443,300 11,600 2.5%

South Dakota's June 2016 labor force of 455,900 increased compared to the June 2015 level of 452,600. The level of employed increased by 5,600 (1.3 percent); the level of unemployed decreased by 2,100 persons (14.6 percent).

Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force
  June 2016   June 2015
Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
United States 158,880,000 151,097,000 7,783,000 4.9% 156,984,000 148,722,000 8,262,000 5.3%
South Dakota 455,900 443,700 12,300 2.7% 452,600 438,100 14,400 3.2%

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 May 2016 nonfarm worker data is preliminary and subject to revision.

Over the month, the seasonally adjusted worker level increased by 800 workers (0.2 percent) to 435,400.

Over the year, the total seasonally adjusted nonfarm worker level increased by 7,400 workers (1.7 percent). The largest number of jobs were added within the retail trade (3,000 workers or 5.7 percent), education and health services (700 workers or 1.0 percent), and financial activities (700 workers or 2.4 percent) industry sectors.

South Dakota
(Seasonally Adjusted)

% Change From
June*
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total 435,400 434,600 428,000 0.2 1.7
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,200 24,300 23,000 -0.4 5.2
Manufacturing 42,400 42,000 42,500 1.0 -0.2
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 90,500 89,600 87,500 1.0 3.4
  Wholesale Trade 21,300 21,300 21,100 0.0 0.9
  Retail Trade 56,000 54,700 53,000 2.4 5.7
  Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,200 13,600 13,400 -2.9 -1.5
Information 5,900 6,100 5,800 -3.3 1.7
Financial Activities 30,300 30,600 29,600 -1.0 2.4
Professional & Business Services 31,000 31,200 30,500 -0.6 1.6
Educational & Health Services 69,900 71,100 69,200 -1.7 1.0
   Educational Services  7,900 8,100 7,500 -2.5 5.3
   Health Care & Social Assistance 62,000 63,000 61,700 -1.6 0.5
Leisure & Hospitality 46,000 46,500 45,900 -1.1 0.2
Other Services (except Public Administration) 15,600 15,200 15,800 2.6 -1.3
Government 79,600 78,000 78,200 2.1 1.8
  Federal Government 11,500 11,200 11,000 2.7 4.5
  State Government 18,400 18,200 18,500 1.1 -0.5
  Local Government 49,700 48,600 48,700 2.3 2.1

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

Over the month, the not seasonally adjusted nonfarm wage and salaried worker level increased by 7,800
workers (1.8 percent) from May 2016 to June 2016.

Over the year, the not seasonally adjusted total worker level increased by 8,900 workers (2.0 percent). The largest number of jobs were added within retail trade (3,200 workers or 6.0 percent), leisure and hospitality (1,800 workers or 3.6 percent), construction (900 workers or 3.7 percent), and financial activities (900 workers or 3.0 percent) industry sectors.

South Dakota
(Not Seasonally Adjusted)

% Change From
June
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total 447,100 439,300 438,200 1.8 2.0
Mining, Logging and Construction 26,400 25,100 25,500 5.2 3.5
  Mining and Logging 1,000 900 1,000 11.1 0.0
  Construction 25,400 24,200 24,500 5.0 3.7
      Construction of Buildings 6,300 5,900 6,100 6.8 3.3
      Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,100 3,900 4,000 5.1 2.5
      Specialty Trade Contractors 15,000 14,400 14,400 4.2 4.2
Manufacturing 42,900 42,100 42,900 1.9 0.0
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 91,800 90,100 88,700 1.9 3.5
  Wholesale Trade 21,600 21,500 21,500 0.5 0.5
  Retail Trade 56,900 54,900 53,700 3.6 6.0
  Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,300 13,700 13,500 -2.9 -1.5
Information 6,000 6,100 5,900 -1.6 1.7
Financial Activities 30,800 30,600 29,900 0.7 3.0
Professional & Business Services 31,900 31,400 31,100 1.6 2.6
Educational & Health Services 69,800 71,200 69,500 -2.0 0.4
   Educational Services  7,600 8,200 7,300 -7.3 4.1
   Health Care & Social Assistance 62,200 63,000 62,200 -1.3 0.0
      Hospitals 25,200 24,800 24,100 1.6 4.6
Leisure & Hospitality 51,500 47,700 49,700 8.0 3.6
Other Services (except Public Administration) 15,800 15,200 16,200 3.9 -2.5
Government 80,200 79,800 78,800 0.5 1.8
  Federal Government 11,700 11,200 11,300 4.5 3.5
  State Government 16,900 18,600 17,000 -9.1 -0.6
     State Government Educational Services 7,300 9,800 7,400 -25.5 -1.4
  Local Government 51,600 50,000 50,500 3.2 2.2
     Local Government Educational Services 25,400 26,800 24,900 -5.2 2.0
 
*Note: All May 2016 data in the tables and narrative above is preliminary and subject to revision.

A more comprehensive overview of the labor market in June 2016, including substate labor force and nonfarm industry data, will be available July 29 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.

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