National labor market statistics for August 2014 released
Nationally, both the unemployment rate (6.1 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (9.6 million) changed little. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 1.1 percentage points and 1.7 million, respectively.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in August, compared with an average monthly gain of 212,000 over the prior 12 months. In August, job growth occurred in professional and business services and in health care.
See the full Employment Situation Summary published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Seasonally adjusted July labor force data for metro areas available
Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for July 2014 are available from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or download the data from the BLS website now. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. August 2014 data will be available from BLS October 1. See our release dates for other future releases. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.
Celebrating South Dakota's 125th Anniversary: A look back at the evolution of DLR and the state's labor market
In honor of South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood, we put together a history of South Dakota's labor market and our department. Tell me more.
Overview of South Dakota labor market
July 2014 labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is now available online. See an overview of the new data.
Snapshot of South Dakota's economy
Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.
Labor market information barometer
A real time labor market Information line graph, "LMI Barometer," graphically monitors fluctuations in the state's labor market, comparing the number of South Dakota residents seeking employment with the number of available jobs and the number of New Hires reported, using the most current data possible. See the LMI Barometer.
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