Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  March
2019
February
2019
March
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 162,960,000 163,184,000 161,646,000 -0.1% 0.8%
Employment 156,748,000 156,949,000 155,160,000 -0.1% 1.0%
Unemployment 6,211,000 6,235,000 6,486,000 -0.4% -4.2%
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 3.8% 4.0%    

March
2019
February
2019
March
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 464,200 463,300 458,300 0.2% 1.3%
Employment 451,000 450,000 444,000 0.2% 1.6%
Unemployment 13,200 13,300 14,300 -0.8% -7.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.9% 3.1%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  March
2019
February
2019
March
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 446,500 446,200 437,800 0.1% 2.0%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,200 24,500 23,800 -1.2% 1.7%
  Mining and Logging 1,000 1,000 1,000 0.0% 0.0%
  Construction 23,200 23,500 22,800 -1.3% 1.8%
Manufacturing 46,300 46,000 44,000 0.7% 5.2%
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 88,000 87,900 86,800 0.1% 1.4%
  Wholesale Trade 21,900 22,000 20,700 -0.5% 5.8%
  Retail Trade 52,400 52,300 52,900 0.2% -0.9%
  Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,700 13,600 13,200 0.7% 3.8%
Information 5,500 5,500 5,700 0.0% -3.5%
Financial Activities 29,000 29,100 29,400 -0.3% -1.4%
Professional & Business Services 34,500 34,200 32,100 0.9% 7.5%
Education & Health Services 73,900 74,000 72,600 -0.1% 1.8%
  Educational Services 7,500 7,600 7,500 -1.3% 0.0%
  Health Care & Social Assistance 66,400 66,400 65,100 0.0% 2.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 47,700 47,700 47,300 0.0% 0.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,300 17,300 16,800 0.0% 3.0%
Government 80,100 80,000 79,300 0.1% 1.0%
  Federal Government 11,100 11,300 11,200 -1.8% -0.9%
  State Government 18,700 18,500 18,400 1.1% 1.6%
  Local Government 50,300 50,200 49,700 0.2% 1.2%
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
  February
2019
January
2019
February
2018
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 75,500 75,700 75,100 -0.3% 0.5%
Employment 73,200 73,500 72,500 -0.4% 1.0%
Unemployment 2,200 2,200 2,600 0.0% -15.4%
Unemployment Rate 3.0 2.9 3.5    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 155,900 154,700 151,100 0.8% 3.2%
Employment 152,200 151,000 146,700 0.8% 3.7%
Unemployment 3,700 3,700 4,300 0.0% -14.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.4 2.4 2.9    
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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