Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Economic Snapshot

South Dakota and United States Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted

Data Series October
2016
September
2016
October
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
South Dakota
Labor Force 456,900 457,100 452,900 0.0% 0.9%
Employment 444,000 444,100 439,300 0.0% 1.1%
Unemployment 12,900 13,100 13,600 -1.5% -5.1%
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.9% 3.0%    
Data Series November
2016
October
2016
November
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
United States
Labor Force 159,486,000 159,712,000 157,367,000 -0.1% 1.3%
Employment 152,085,000 151,925,000 149,444,000 0.1% 1.8%
Unemployment 7,400,000 7,787,000 7,924,000 -5.0% -6.6%
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.9% 5.0%    
South Dakota Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted

  October
2016
September
2016
October
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
Total Nonfarm 439,300 438,900 428,500 0.1% 2.5%
Mining, Logging & Construction 24,000 24,400 22,700 -1.6% 5.7%
Manufacturing 42,000 41,600 42,400 1.0% -0.9%
Wholesale Trade 21,500 21,700 21,200 -0.9% 1.4%
Retail Trade 54,800 54,300 53,700 0.9% 2.0%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 14,500 14,200 13,400 2.1% 8.2%
Information 5,900 5,900 5,900 0.0% 0.0%
Financial Activities 30,300 30,500 29,300 -0.7% 3.4%
Professional & Business Services 31,300 31,500 30,700 -0.6% 2.0%
Educational & Health Services 71,000 71,400 69,300 -0.6% 2.5%
Leisure & Hospitality 49,400 48,300 46,300 2.3% 6.7%
Other Services 15,100 15,000 15,600 0.7% -3.2%
Government 79,500 80,100 78,000 -0.7% 1.9%
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
New Hires
  October
2016
September
2016
October
2015
Percent Change
Last Month Last
Year
New Hires 14,599 18,747 17,947 -22.1% -18.7%
Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Metro Area Labor Force
Seasonally Adjusted
Area       Percent Change
October
2016
September
2016
October
2015
Last Month Last Year
Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 72,600 72,300 71,600 0.4% 1.4%
Employment 70,500 70,200 69,400 0.4% 1.6%
Unemployment 2,100 2,100 2,200 0.0% -4.5%
Unemployment Rate 2.9 2.9 3.1    
Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Labor Force 150,000 148,900 145,700 0.7% 3.0%
Employment 146,700 145,600 142,200 0.8% 3.2%
Unemployment 3,300 3,300 3,500 0.0% -5.7%
Unemployment Rate 2.2 2.2 2.4    
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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