Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

South Dakota Nonfarm Worker Levels

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Industries April
2024
March
2024
April
2023
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
TOTAL 462,800 461,500 455,500 0.3% 1.6%
Total Private 379,400 378,200 374,000 0.3% 1.4%
Goods Producing 74,600 73,200 72,700 1.9% 2.6%
Service Providing 388,200 388,300 382,800 0.0% 1.4%
Private Service Providing 304,800 305,000 301,300 -0.1% 1.2%
Mining, Logging and Construction 30,100 28,400 27,600 6.0% 9.1%
Mining and Logging 1,200 1,200 1,200 0.0% 0.0%
Construction 28,900 27,200 26,400 6.3% 9.5%
  Construction of Buildings 7,300 7,000 6,600 4.3% 10.6%
  Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,800 4,300 4,000 11.6% 20.0%
  Specialty Trade Contractors 16,800 15,900 15,800 5.7% 6.3%
Manufacturing 44,500 44,800 45,100 -0.7% -1.3%
  Durable Goods 27,600 27,900 28,200 -1.1% -2.1%
  Non-Durable Goods 16,900 16,900 16,900 0.0% 0.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 90,100 91,100 90,200 -1.1% -0.1%
  Wholesale Trade 22,700 22,500 22,200 0.9% 2.3%
  Retail Trade 51,900 53,000 53,100 -2.1% -2.3%
  Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 15,500 15,600 14,900 -0.6% 4.0%
Information 5,100 5,100 5,000 0.0% 2.0%
Financial Activities 27,100 27,400 27,600 -1.1% -1.8%
Professional and Business Services 38,000 37,400 37,000 1.6% 2.7%
Private Education and Health Services 78,300 78,300 76,500 0.0% 2.4%
  Private Educational Services 8,200 8,400 8,100 -2.4% 1.2%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 70,100 69,900 68,400 0.3% 2.5%
    Hospitals 28,400 28,400 27,700 0.0% 2.5%
Leisure and Hospitality 47,700 47,200 47,200 1.1% 1.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 18,500 18,500 17,800 0.0% 3.9%
Government 83,400 83,300 81,500 0.1% 2.3%
  Federal Government 11,700 11,700 11,400 0.0% 2.6%
  State Government 18,800 18,900 18,400 -0.5% 2.2%
    State Education 9,900 10,000 9,700 -1.0% 2.1%
  Local Government 52,900 52,700 51,700 0.4% 2.3%
    Local Education 28,900 29,000 28,500 -0.3% 1.4%
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 South Dakota nonfarm wage and salaried worker data.
See the definition of nonfarm wage and salaried workers.
See technical notes about nonfarm worker estimates.