Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  September
2019
August
2019
September
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 164,039,000 163,922,000 162,055,000 0.1% 1.2%
Employment 158,269,000 157,878,000 156,069,000 0.2% 1.4%
Unemployment 5,769,000 6,044,000 5,986,000 -4.5% -3.6%
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 3.7% 3.7%    

September
2019
August
2019
September
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 468,000 467,100 460,300 0.2% 1.7%
Employment 454,000 453,400 446,700 0.1% 1.6%
Unemployment 14,000 13,800 13,600 1.4% 2.9%
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 2.9% 2.9%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  September
2019
August
2019
September
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 447,900 446,200 439,900 0.4% 1.8%
Mining, Logging and Construction 24,900 24,800 24,000 0.4% 3.8%
  Mining and Logging 1,000 1,000 1,000 0.0% 0.0%
  Construction 23,900 23,800 23,000 0.4% 3.9%
Manufacturing 46,300 45,900 44,800 0.9% 3.3%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 89,600 89,200 86,600 0.4% 3.5%
  Wholesale Trade 23,000 22,900 21,100 0.4% 9.0%
  Retail Trade 52,900 52,700 52,000 0.4% 1.7%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 13,700 13,600 13,500 0.7% 1.5%
Information 5,600 5,500 5,500 1.8% 1.8%
Financial Activities 28,900 28,900 29,100 0.0% -0.7%
Professional and Business Services 33,600 33,600 32,900 0.0% 2.1%
Education and Health Services 74,100 74,300 73,000 -0.3% 1.5%
  Educational Services 7,300 7,400 7,400 -1.4% -1.4%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 66,800 66,900 65,600 -0.1% 1.8%
Leisure and Hospitality 47,500 47,200 47,300 0.6% 0.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,300 17,000 16,900 1.8% 2.4%
Government 80,100 79,800 79,800 0.4% 0.4%
  Federal Government 11,000 11,100 11,300 -0.9% -2.7%
  State Government 18,400 18,200 18,400 1.1% 0.0%
  Local Government 50,700 50,500 50,100 0.4% 1.2%
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
  August
2019
July
2019
August
2018
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,800 75,800 74,500 0.0% 1.7%
Employment 73,400 73,400 72,200 0.0% 1.7%
Unemployment 2,400 2,300 2,300 4.3% 4.3%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.1 3.1    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 157,900 157,300 152,500 0.4% 3.5%
Employment 154,000 153,400 148,800 0.4% 3.5%
Unemployment 3,900 3,800 3,800 2.6% 2.6%
Unemployment Rate 2.5 2.4 2.5    
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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