Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted


December
2021
November
2021
December
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 162,294,000 162,126,000 160,671,000 0.1% 1.0%
Employment 155,975,000 155,324,000 149,883,000 0.4% 4.1%
Unemployment 6,319,000 6,802,000 10,789,000 -7.1% -41.4%
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.2% 6.7%    

December
2021
November
2021
December
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 470,900 471,000 471,600 0.0% -0.1%
Employment 458,700 458,100 456,100 0.1% 0.6%
Unemployment 12,200 12,800 15,500 -4.7% -21.3%
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 2.7% 3.3%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  December
2021
November
2021
December
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 435,000 436,300 431,600 -0.3% 0.8%
Mining, Logging and Construction 27,500 27,500 25,000 0.0% 10.0%
  Mining and Logging 1,100 1,100 1,000 0.0% 10.0%
  Construction 26,400 26,400 24,000 0.0% 10.0%
Manufacturing 44,300 44,200 43,600 0.2% 1.6%
   Durable Goods 27,100 27,100 26,700 0.0% 1.5%
   Non-Durable Goods 17,200 17,100 16,900 0.6% 1.8%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 85,400 85,100 86,400 0.4% -1.2%
  Wholesale Trade 20,900 20,800 21,200 0.5% -1.4%
  Retail Trade 51,100 51,300 51,500 -0.4% -0.8%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 13,400 13,000 13,700 3.1% -2.2%
Information 4,800 4,800 4,800 0.0% 0.0%
Financial Activities 27,800 28,100 28,600 -1.1% -2.8%
Professional and Business Services 32,400 32,900 32,500 -1.5% -0.3%
Education and Health Services 72,500 72,300 74,200 0.3% -2.3%
  Educational Services 7,000 6,800 6,700 2.9% 4.5%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 65,500 65,500 67,500 0.0% -3.0%
Leisure and Hospitality 44,900 45,100 41,700 -0.4% 7.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,200 17,200 17,300 0.0% -0.6%
Government 78,200 79,100 77,500 -1.1% 0.9%
  Federal Government 11,200 11,300 11,600 -0.9% -3.4%
  State Government 17,600 17,800 16,600 -1.1% 6.0%
  Local Government 49,400 50,000 49,300 -1.2% 0.2%
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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 


South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  November
2021
October
2021
November
2020
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 76,000 76,100 73,900 -0.1% 2.8%
Employment 73,900 74,000 71,100 -0.1% 3.9%
Unemployment 2,100 2,100 2,800 0.0% -25.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.8% 3.7%    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 158,900 158,600 152,100 0.2% 4.5%
Employment 155,400 155,200 147,300 0.1% 5.5%
Unemployment 3,400 3,500 4,900 -2.9% -30.6%
Unemployment Rate 2.2% 2.2% 3.2%    
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, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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