Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted


September
2021
August
2021
September
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 161,354,000 161,537,000 160,078,000 -0.1% 0.8%
Employment 153,680,000 153,154,000 147,543,000 0.3% 4.2%
Unemployment 7,674,000 8,384,000 12,535,000 -8.5% -38.8%
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 5.2% 7.8%    

August
2021
July
2021
August
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 471,300 470,700 453,600 0.1% 3.9%
Employment 457,700 457,200 432,200 0.1% 5.9%
Unemployment 13,600 13,500 21,400 0.7% -36.4%
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 2.9% 4.7%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  August
2021
July
2021
August
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 437,800 438,300 424,800 -0.1% 3.1%
Mining, Logging and Construction 26,600 26,700 25,700 -0.4% 3.5%
  Mining and Logging 1,000 1,100 1,000 -9.1% 0.0%
  Construction 25,600 25,600 24,700 0.0% 3.6%
Manufacturing 44,600 44,500 42,500 0.2% 4.9%
   Durable Goods 27,200 27,100 26,500 0.4% 2.6%
   Non-Durable Goods 17,400 17,400 16,000 0.0% 8.8%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 85,900 86,100 83,800 -0.2% 2.5%
  Wholesale Trade 20,900 20,900 20,700 0.0% 1.0%
  Retail Trade 51,700 51,900 49,900 -0.4% 3.6%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 13,300 13,300 13,200 0.0% 0.8%
Information 4,600 4,700 4,900 -2.1% -6.1%
Financial Activities 27,700 27,900 28,200 -0.7% -1.8%
Professional and Business Services 33,400 33,300 32,200 0.3% 3.7%
Education and Health Services 73,000 73,600 73,200 -0.8% -0.3%
  Educational Services 6,700 7,400 6,900 -9.5% -2.9%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 66,300 66,200 66,300 0.2% 0.0%
Leisure and Hospitality 43,900 44,200 40,800 -0.7% 7.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,400 17,800 16,600 -2.2% 4.8%
Government 80,700 79,500 76,900 1.5% 4.9%
  Federal Government 11,400 11,500 12,000 -0.9% -5.0%
  State Government 18,300 17,600 17,800 4.0% 2.8%
  Local Government 51,000 50,400 47,100 1.2% 8.3%
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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 


South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  August
2021
July
2021
August
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 76,200 76,200 73,700 0.0% 3.4%
Employment 74,100 74,300 69,800 -0.3% 6.2%
Unemployment 2,000 1,900 3,900 5.3% -48.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.5% 5.3%    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 161,100 160,200 154,900 0.6% 4.0%
Employment 157,100 156,200 148,400 0.6% 5.9%
Unemployment 4,000 4,000 6,500 0.0% -38.5%
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.5% 4.2%    
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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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