Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Monthly Data

Data Series December
2014
December
2013
Percent
Change
Labor Force Data (seasonally adjusted)

South Dakota

Labor Force 454,300 448,800 1.2%
Employment 439,400 432,800 1.5%
Unemployment 15,000 16,000 -6.3%
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.6%  

United States

Labor Force 156,129,000 155,047,000 0.7%
Employment 147,442,000 144,671,000 1.9%
Unemployment 8,688,000 10,376,000 -16.3%
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 6.7%  

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment (seasonally adjusted)

Total Nonfarm 421,500 418,100 0.8%
Mining, Logging & Construction 22,800 21,700 5.1%
Manufacturing 43,400 41,800 3.8%
Wholesale Trade 21,400 19,900 7.5%
Retail Trade 50,500 51,000 -1.0%
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 12,100 12,500 -3.2%
Information 6,400 6,200 3.2%
Financial Activities 29,700 30,000 -1.0%
Professional & Business Services 30,100 29,600 1.7%
Educational & Health Services 67,800 68,100 -0.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 42,300 44,200 -4.3%
Other Services 16,800 15,900 5.7%
Government 78,200 77,200 1.3%
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 13,256 9,888 34.1%

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

Annual Data
  United States South Dakota
  2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Growth
National Rank in % Growth
Population 316,128,839 313,873,685 0.7% 844,877 834,047 1.3% 6
Per Capital Personal Income $44,543 $43,735 1.8% $45,558 $45,381 0.4% 50
Gross Domestic Product

$15,526,715
$15,245,906 1.8% $41,142 $39,906 3.1% 9
 

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