Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  December
2017
November 2017 December
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 160,597,000 160,533,000 159,736,000 0.0% 0.5%
Employment 154,021,000 153,917,000 152,233,000 0.1% 1.2%
Unemployment 6,576,000 6,616,000 7,502,000 -0.6% -12.3%
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.1% 4.7%    
  December
2017
November 2017 December
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 459,800 459,500 454,000 0.1% 1.3%
Employment 443,700 443,400 440,900 0.1% 0.6%
Unemployment 16,100 16,100 13,100 0.0% 22.9%
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 3.5% 2.9%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  December
2017
November 2017 December
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 439,400 436,300 435,400 0.7% 0.9%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,000 23,800 23,900 0.8% 0.4%
Manufacturing 42,900 42,300 41,500 1.4% 3.4%
Wholesale Trade 21,000 20,900 21,300 0.5% -1.4%
Retail Trade 52,300 51,800 54,300 1.0% -3.7%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,100 14,300 13,500 -1.4% 4.4%
Information 5,900 6,000 5,800 -1.7% 1.7%
Financial Activities 30,100 30,000 29,600 0.3% 1.7%
Professional & Business Services 31,800 31,100 31,600 2.3% 0.6%
Educational & Health Services 72,300 72,300 71,100 0.0% 1.7%
Leisure & Hospitality 48,200 46,900 47,800 2.8% 0.8%
Other Services 16,100 16,400 16,000 -1.8% 0.6%
Government 80,700 80,500 79,000 0.2% 2.2%
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
  November
2017
October 2017 November
2016
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 74,500 74,100 72,300 0.5% 3.0%
Employment 71,900 71,500 70,200 0.6% 2.4%
Unemployment 2,700 2,600 2,200 3.8% 22.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.6 3.6 3.0    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 149,600 150,100 147,900 -0.3% 1.1%
Employment 145,000 145,700 144,300 -0.5% 0.5%
Unemployment 4,600 4,400 3,600 4.5% 27.8%
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.9 2.4    
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

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