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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Nonfarm Worker Levels

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Industry March
2024
February
2024
March
2023
Percent Change
Last
Month
Last
Year
TOTAL 73,300 72,400 71,000 1.2% 3.2%
Total Private 61,500 60,700 59,400 1.3% 3.5%
Goods Producing 8,700 8,500 8,500 2.4% 2.4%
Service Providing 64,600 63,900 62,500 1.1% 3.4%
Private Service Providing 52,800 52,200 50,900 1.1% 3.7%
Mining, Logging and Construction 5,700 5,600 5,500 1.8% 3.6%
Manufacturing 3,000 2,900 3,000 3.4% 0.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 14,800 14,500 14,100 2.1% 5.0%
   Wholesale Trade 2,800 2,800 2,700 0.0% 3.7%
   Retail Trade 10,200 9,900 9,600 3.0% 6.3%
   Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 1,800 1,800 1,800 0.0% 0.0%
Information 800 800 700 0.0% 14.3%
Financial Activities 3,700 3,700 3,600 0.0% 2.8%
Professional and Business Services 7,100 7,000 6,900 1.4% 2.9%
Private Education and Health Services 12,900 12,900 12,900 0.0% 0.0%
Leisure and Hospitality 9,700 9,500 9,100 2.1% 6.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,800 3,800 3,600 0.0% 5.6%
Government 11,800 11,700 11,600 0.9% 1.7%
Notes: 2024 data is preliminary and subject to revision. Data may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Access historical Rapid City MSA nonfarm wage and salaried worker data.
See the definition of nonfarm wage and salaried workers.
See the definition of the Rapid City MSA.
See technical notes about nonfarm worker estimates.