Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot


South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

  April
2018
March
2018
April
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 161,527,000 161,763,000 160,181,000 -0.1% 0.8%
Employment 155,181,000 155,178,000 153,161,000 0.0% 1.3%
Unemployment 6,346,000 6,585,000 7,021,000 -3.6% -9.6%
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.1% 4.4%    

April
2018
March
2018
April
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 459,700 459,100 454,400 0.1% 1.2%
Employment 444,100 443,700 439,600 0.1% 1.0%
Unemployment 15,500 15,500 14,800 0.0% 4.7%
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.4% 3.3%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  April
2018
March
2018
April
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 437,800 439,300 434,800 -0.3% 0.7%
Mining, Logging & Construction 23,100 23,400 23,900 -1.3% -3.3%
Manufacturing 44,800 44,700 42,600 0.2% 5.2%
Wholesale Trade 20,300 20,700 20,900 -1.9% -2.9%
Retail Trade 52,300 52,800 53,100 -0.9% -1.5%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,700 13,500 13,200 1.5% 3.8%
Information 5,600 5,700 5,700 -1.8% -1.8%
Financial Activities 29,800 29,900 29,300 -0.3% 1.7%
Professional & Business Services 32,200 32,300 31,300 -0.3% 2.9%
Educational & Health Services 72,300 72,600 71,700 -0.4% 0.8%
Leisure & Hospitality 46,200 46,800 47,400 -1.3% -2.5%
Other Services 17,200 16,800 16,700 2.4% 3.0%
Government 80,300 80,100 79,000 0.2% 1.6%
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
  March
2018
February
2018
March
2017
Percent Change
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 74,900 75,100 73,200 -0.3% 2.3%
Employment 72,500 72,500 70,700 0.0% 2.5%
Unemployment 2,400 2,600 2,400 -7.7% 0.0%
Unemployment Rate 3.3 3.5 3.3    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 151,100 151,100 148,800 0.0% 1.5%
Employment 147,000 146,700 144,900 0.2% 1.4%
Unemployment 4,100 4,300 3,900 -4.7% 5.1%
Unemployment Rate 2.7 2.9 2.6    
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

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