Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
Data Series June
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 455,900 454,800 452,600 0.2% 0.7%
Employment 443,700 443,300 438,100 0.1% 1.3%
Unemployment 12,300 11,600 14,400 6.0% -14.6%

Unemployment Rate

2.7% 2.5% 3.2%    
Data Series June
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 158,880,000 158,466,000 156,984,000 0.3% 1.2%
Employment 151,097,000 151,030,000 148,722,000 0.0% 1.6%
Unemployment 7,783,000 7,436,000 8,262,000 4.7% -5.8%
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.7% 5.3%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted
  June
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 435,400 434,600 428,000 0.2% 1.7%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,200 24,300 23,000 -0.4% 5.2%
Manufacturing 42,400 42,000 42,500 1.0% -0.2%
Wholesale Trade 21,300 21,300 21,100 0.0% 0.9%
Retail Trade 56,000 54,700 53,000 2.4% 5.7%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,200 13,600 13,400 -2.9% -1.5%
Information 5,900 6,100 5,800 -3.3% 1.7%
Financial Activities 30,300 30,600 29,600 -1.0% 2.4%
Professional & Business Services 31,000 31,200 30,500 -0.6% 1.6%
Educational & Health Services 69,900 71,100 69,200 -1.7% 1.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 46,000 46,500 45,900 -1.1% 0.2%
Other Services 15,600 15,200 15,800 2.6% -1.3%
Government 79,600 78,000 78,200 2.1% 1.8%
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
New Hires
  June
2016
May
2016
June
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 29,570 20,427 23,299 44.8% 26.9%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
Areas May
2016
April
2016
May
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City MSA
Labor Force 71,100 71,200 71,600 -0.1% -0.7%
Employment 69,100 69,300 69,100 -0.3% 0.0%
Unemployment 2,000 2,000 2,400 0.0% -16.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.8 2.8 3.4    
Sioux Falls MSA
Labor Force 146,500 147,000 143,300 -0.3% 2.2%
Employment 143,300 143,900 139,500 -0.4% 2.7%
Unemployment 3,200 3,100 3,800 3.2% -15.8%
Unemployment Rate 2.2 2.1 2.7    

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184