Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  October
2018
September
2018
October
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 162,637,000 161,926,000 160,371,000 0.4% 1.4%
Employment 156,562,000 155,962,000 153,846,000 0.4% 1.8%
Unemployment 6,075,000 5,964,000 6,524,000 1.9% -6.9%
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.7% 4.1%    

September
2018
August
2018
September
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 458,600 458,800 456,100 0.0% 0.5%
Employment 444,900 444,800 440,500 0.0% 1.0%
Unemployment 13,700 14,000 15,600 -2.1% -12.2%
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.0% 3.4%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  September
2018
August
2018
September
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 441,400 440,500 435,200 0.2% 1.4%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,900 24,700 23,100 0.8% 7.8%
Manufacturing 44,500 44,700 43,400 -0.4% 2.5%
Wholesale Trade 21,300 21,200 20,900 0.5% 1.9%
Retail Trade 51,400 51,600 52,900 -0.4% -2.8%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,900 13,800 13,300 0.7% 4.5%
Information 5,700 5,700 5,700 0.0% 0.0%
Financial Activities 29,600 29,300 29,300 1.0% 1.0%
Professional & Business Services 33,400 33,300 31,300 0.3% 6.7%
Educational & Health Services 72,500 72,100 72,300 0.6% 0.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 46,800 46,800 46,700 0.0% 0.2%
Other Services 17,400 17,400 16,800 0.0% 3.6%
Government 80,000 79,900 79,500 0.1% 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

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
  September
2018
August
2018
September
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 74,900 74,900 74,000 0.0% 1.2%
Employment 72,600 72,600 71,300 0.0% 1.8%
Unemployment 2,300 2,300 2,600 0.0% -11.5%
Unemployment Rate 3.1 3.1 3.5    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 151,600 152,500 150,100 -0.6% 1.0%
Employment 147,900 148,700 145,700 -0.5% 1.5%
Unemployment 3,700 3,700 4,300 0.0% -14.0%
Unemployment Rate 2.4 2.5 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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