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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted


April
2021
March
2021
April
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,988,000 160,558,000 156,478,000 0.3% 2.9%
Employment 151,176,000 150,848,000 133,370,000 0.2% 13.4%
Unemployment 9,812,000 9,710,000 23,109,000 1.1% -57.5%
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.0% 14.8%    

March
2021
February
2021
March
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 469,200 472,200 462,800 -0.6% 1.4%
Employment 455,600 458,100 449,200 -0.5% 1.4%
Unemployment 13,600 14,100 13,500 -3.5% 0.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.0% 2.9%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  March
2021
February
2021
March
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 435,300 433,000 440,500 0.5% -1.2%
Mining, Logging and Construction 25,800 25,400 24,900 1.6% 3.6%
  Mining and Logging 1,000 900 1,000 11.1% 0.0%
  Construction 24,800 24,500 23,900 1.2% 3.8%
Manufacturing 43,400 43,300 44,400 0.2% -2.3%
   Durable Goods 26,700 26,500 28,000 0.8% -4.6%
   Non-Durable Goods 16,700 16,800 16,400 -0.6% 1.8%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 86,500 86,400 86,000 0.1% 0.6%
  Wholesale Trade 20,700 20,800 21,200 -0.5% -2.4%
  Retail Trade 52,200 52,000 51,300 0.4% 1.8%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 13,600 13,600 13,500 0.0% 0.7%
Information 4,900 4,800 5,400 2.1% -9.3%
Financial Activities 28,300 28,200 28,700 0.4% -1.4%
Professional and Business Services 32,800 32,200 33,600 1.9% -2.4%
Education and Health Services 74,300 74,000 74,300 0.4% 0.0%
  Educational Services 7,000 6,800 7,100 2.9% -1.4%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 67,300 67,200 67,200 0.1% 0.1%
Leisure and Hospitality 43,300 42,600 46,200 1.6% -6.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,600 17,600 17,000 0.0% 3.5%
Government 78,400 78,500 80,000 -0.1% -2.0%
  Federal Government 11,500 11,500 11,500 0.0% 0.0%
  State Government 17,300 17,400 18,200 -0.6% -4.9%
  Local Government 49,600 49,600 50,300 0.0% -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, in cooperation wtih the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  March
2021
February
2021
March
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 76,900 76,900 76,000 0.0% 1.2%
Employment 74,400 74,400 73,500 0.0% 1.2%
Unemployment 2,500 2,600 2,600 -3.8% -3.8%
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 3.3% 3.4%    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 158,500 158,400 155,200 0.1% 2.1%
Employment 154,100 153,900 150,700 0.1% 2.3%
Unemployment 4,400 4,500 4,400 -2.2% 0.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.9% 2.8%    
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, in cooperation wtih the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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