Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted


November
2022
October
2022
November
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 164,481,000 164,667,000 162,126,000 -0.1% 1.5%
Employment 158,470,000 158,608,000 155,324,000 -0.1% 2.0%
Unemployment 6,011,000 6,059,000 6,802,000 -0.8% -11.6%
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.7% 4.2%    

October
2022
September
2022
October
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 477,800 478,100 470,000 -0.1% 1.7%
Employment 466,500 467,000 456,100 -0.1% 2.3%
Unemployment 11,300 11,100 14,000 1.8% -19.3%
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.3% 3.0%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  October
2022
September
2022
October
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 455,400 453,900 443,900 0.3% 2.6%
Mining, Logging and Construction 28,900 28,600 26,200 1.0% 10.3%
  Mining and Logging 1,300 1,200 1,200 8.3% 8.3%
  Construction 27,600 27,400 25,000 0.7% 10.4%
Manufacturing 43,500 43,300 44,200 0.5% -1.6%
   Durable Goods 27,500 27,300 27,800 0.7% -1.1%
   Non-Durable Goods 16,000 16,000 16,400 0.0% -2.4%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 88,100 87,700 86,700 0.5% 1.6%
  Wholesale Trade 22,000 22,000 21,400 0.0% 2.8%
  Retail Trade 52,100 51,800 51,400 0.6% 1.4%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 14,000 13,900 13,900 0.7% 0.7%
Information 5,100 5,100 5,100 0.0% 0.0%
Financial Activities 28,000 28,000 28,400 0.0% -1.4%
Professional and Business Services 36,500 36,500 34,200 0.0% 6.7%
Education and Health Services 77,100 76,800 75,900 0.4% 1.6%
  Educational Services 7,100 7,100 7,000 0.0% 1.4%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 70,000 69,700 68,900 0.4% 1.6%
Leisure and Hospitality 50,000 49,700 46,600 0.6% 7.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 18,300 18,100 17,000 1.1% 7.6%
Government 79,900 80,100 79,600 -0.2% 0.4%
  Federal Government 11,100 11,200 11,300 -0.9% -1.8%
  State Government 17,700 17,800 17,500 -0.6% 1.1%
  Local Government 51,100 51,100 50,800 0.0% 0.6%
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
  October
2022
September
2022
October
2021
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 78,600 78,500 77,300 0.1% 1.7%
Employment 76,800 76,600 74,900 0.3% 2.5%
Unemployment 1,900 1,800 2,300 5.6% -17.4%
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.4% 3.0%    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 164,300 164,100 159,700 0.1% 2.9%
Employment 161,000 160,800 155,700 0.1% 3.4%
Unemployment 3,300 3,200 4,000 3.1% -17.5%
Unemployment Rate 2.0% 2.0% 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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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