Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2019
April
2019
May
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 162,646,000 162,470,000 161,667,000 0.1% 0.6%
Employment 156,758,000 156,645,000 155,539,000 0.1% 0.8%
Unemployment 5,888,000 5,824,000 6,128,000 1.1% -3.9%
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.6% 3.8%    

May
2019
April
2019
May
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 465,000 464,700 458,400 0.1% 1.4%
Employment 451,800 451,500 444,400 0.1% 1.7%
Unemployment 13,300 13,200 14,000 0.8% -5.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 2.8% 3.1%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2019
April
2019
May
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 446,300 445,900 437,900 0.1% 1.9%
Mining, Logging and Construction 24,400 24,000 23,900 1.7% 2.1%
  Mining and Logging 1,000 900 1,000 11.1% 0.0%
  Construction 23,400 23,100 22,900 1.3% 2.2%
Manufacturing 46,200 45,900 44,000 0.7% 5.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 89,200 89,400 86,600 -0.2% 3.0%
  Wholesale Trade 22,500 22,300 20,900 0.9% 7.7%
  Retail Trade 52,700 53,100 52,300 -0.8% 0.8%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 14,000 14,000 13,400 0.0% 4.5%
Information 5,500 5,500 5,600 0.0% -1.8%
Financial Activities 28,900 29,000 29,300 -0.3% -1.4%
Professional and Business Services 33,100 33,700 32,200 -1.8% 2.8%
Education and Health Services 73,800 73,700 72,600 0.1% 1.7%
  Educational Services 7,300 7,400 7,400 -1.4% -1.4%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 66,500 66,300 65,200 0.3% 2.0%
Leisure and Hospitality 47,700 47,400 47,500 0.6% 0.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,400 17,400 16,700 0.0% 4.2%
Government 80,100 79,900 79,500 0.3% 0.8%
  Federal Government 11,200 11,100 11,300 0.9% -0.9%
  State Government 18,500 18,500 18,500 0.0% 0.0%
  Local Government 50,400 50,300 49,700 0.2% 1.4%
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
  April
2019
March
2019
April
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,400 75,300 74,300 0.1% 1.5%
Employment 73,100 73,000 71,900 0.1% 1.7%
Unemployment 2,300 2,300 2,400 0.0% -4.2%
Unemployment Rate 3.0 3.0 3.2    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 155,100 154,400 151,600 0.5% 2.3%
Employment 151,300 150,600 147,700 0.5% 2.4%
Unemployment 3,800 3,700 3,800 2.7% 0.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.4 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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