Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Monthly Data

Data Series April
2015
April
2014
Percent
Change
Labor Force Data (seasonally adjusted)

South Dakota

Labor Force 453,000 447,800 1.2%
Employment 436,600 432,500 0.9%
Unemployment 16,400 15,300 7.2%
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.4%  

United States

Labor Force 157,072,000 155,420,000 1.1%
Employment 148,523,000 145,724,000 1.9%
Unemployment 8,549,000 9,696,000 -11.8%
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 6.2%  

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment (seasonally adjusted)

Total Nonfarm 429,700 422,800 1.6%
Mining, Logging & Construction 23,600 22,000 7.3%
Manufacturing 44,200 42,100 5.0%
Wholesale Trade 21,000 20,700 1.4%
Retail Trade 53,000 51,800 2.3%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 13,100 13,100 0.0%
Information 6,000 6,100 -1.6%
Financial Activities 29,400 29,700 -1.0%
Professional & Business Services 29,100 30,300 -4.0%
Educational & Health Services 69,900 68,300 2.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 45,900 45,300 1.3%
Other Services 16,200 15,800 2.5%
Government 78,300 77,600 0.9%
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 reported to the Division of Unemployment Insurance
New Hires 16,137 17,812 -9.4%

Source: Unemployment Insurance Division, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation


Annual Data
  United States South Dakota
  2014 2013 % Change 2014 2013 % Growth
National Rank in % Growth
Population 318,857,056  316,497,531 0.7% 853,175 845,510 0.9% 16
Per Capital Personal Income  $46,129 $ 44,765 3.0%  $46,345  $ 46,039 0.7% 49
  2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Growth
National Rank in % Growth
Gross Domestic Product
$15,526,715
$15,245,906 1.8% $41,142 $39,906 3.1% 9

Sources:
Population - U.S. Census Bureau
Per Capita Personal Income - Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Gross Domestic Product - Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.

 


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