Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted


May
2022
April
2022
May
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 164,376,000 164,046,000 160,801,000 0.2% 2.2%
Employment 158,426,000 158,105,000 151,550,000 0.2% 4.5%
Unemployment 5,950,000 5,941,000 9,251,000 0.2% -35.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.6% 5.8%    

May
2022
April
2022
May
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 475,700 473,800 467,700 0.4% 1.7%
Employment 465,000 462,800 452,700 0.5% 2.7%
Unemployment 10,700 11,000 14,900 -2.7% -28.2%
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.3% 3.2%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  May
2022
April
2022
May
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 448,800 447,600 438,900 0.3% 2.3%
Mining, Logging and Construction 27,800 27,800 26,400 0.0% 5.3%
  Mining and Logging 1,100 1,100 1,100 0.0% 0.0%
  Construction 26,700 26,700 25,300 0.0% 5.5%
Manufacturing 43,700 43,700 43,500 0.0% 0.5%
   Durable Goods 27,300 27,300 27,100 0.0% 0.7%
   Non-Durable Goods 16,400 16,400 16,400 0.0% 0.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 87,200 87,000 86,500 0.2% 0.8%
  Wholesale Trade 21,700 21,600 21,300 0.5% 1.9%
  Retail Trade 51,500 51,700 51,400 -0.4% 0.2%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 14,000 13,700 13,800 2.2% 1.4%
Information 5,000 5,100 5,000 -2.0% 0.0%
Financial Activities 27,800 28,000 28,100 -0.7% -1.1%
Professional and Business Services 35,900 35,000 34,800 2.6% 3.2%
Education and Health Services 75,800 75,700 74,000 0.1% 2.4%
  Educational Services 7,300 7,400 6,900 -1.4% 5.8%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 68,500 68,300 67,100 0.3% 2.1%
Leisure and Hospitality 48,600 48,500 45,200 0.2% 7.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,600 17,400 17,000 1.1% 3.5%
Government 79,400 79,400 78,400 0.0% 1.3%
  Federal Government 11,300 11,200 11,500 0.9% -1.7%
  State Government 17,600 17,700 17,600 -0.6% 0.0%
  Local Government 50,500 50,500 49,300 0.0% 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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

 


South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  May
2022
April
2022
May
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 78,200 78,000 76,500 0.3% 2.2%
Employment 76,400 76,200 73,900 0.3% 3.4%
Unemployment 1,800 1,800 2,600 0.0% -30.8%
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.4% 3.4%    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 161,300 160,700 158,700 0.4% 1.6%
Employment 157,900 157,200 154,200 0.4% 2.4%
Unemployment 3,300 3,400 4,500 -2.9% -26.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.1% 2.1% 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 with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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