Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  January
2019
December
2018
January
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 163,229,000 163,240,000 161,123,000 0.0% 1.3%
Employment 156,694,000 156,945,000 154,482,000 -0.2% 1.4%
Unemployment 6,535,000 6,294,000 6,641,000 3.8% -1.6%
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 3.9% 4.1%    

December
2018
November
2018
December
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 460,000 459,200 456,300 0.2% 0.8%
Employment 446,400 445,600 440,700 0.2% 1.3%
Unemployment 13,500 13,600 15,600 -0.7% -13.5%
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.0% 3.4%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  December
2018
November
2018
December
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 447,000 445,700 438,200 0.3% 2.0%
Mining, Logging & Construction 25,800 24,600 23,600 4.9% 9.3%
Manufacturing 45,400 45,100 44,100 0.7% 2.9%
Wholesale Trade 22,000 22,100 20,500 -0.5% 7.3%
Retail Trade 51,900 52,500 52,400 -1.1% -1.0%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,800 13,800 13,300 0.0% 3.8%
Information 5,600 5,700 5,700 -1.8% -1.8%
Financial Activities 29,600 29,500 29,600 0.3% 0.0%
Professional & Business Services 34,900 34,400 31,800 1.5% 9.7%
Educational & Health Services 72,800 72,400 73,100 0.6% -0.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,800 47,900 47,500 -0.2% 0.6%
Other Services 17,100 17,300 16,900 -1.2% 1.2%
Government 80,300 80,400 79,700 -0.1% 0.8%
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

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  December
2018
November
2018
December
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 76,100 75,800 74,200 0.4% 2.6%
Employment 73,800 73,500 71,500 0.4% 3.2%
Unemployment 2,300 2,300 2,600 0.0% -11.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.0 3.1 3.6    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 152,000 151,900 149,400 0.1% 1.7%
Employment 148,300 148,200 145,100 0.1% 2.2%
Unemployment 3,700 3,700 4,300 0.0% -14.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.4 2.4 2.9    
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

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