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National data for November 2016 available
Nationally, the unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nation's total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 178,000 in November. Thus far in 2016, employment growth has averaged 180,000 per month, compared with an average monthly increase of 229,000 in 2015. The November gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.
South Dakota data for September 2016 released
October 2016 statewide labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is now available online. See an overview of the new data.
Snapshot of South Dakota's economy
Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.
Labor market information barometer
A real time labor market Information line graph, "LMI Barometer," graphically monitors fluctuations in the state's labor market, comparing the number of South Dakota residents seeking employment with the number of available jobs and the number of New Hires reported, using the most current data possible. See the LMI Barometer.
Seasonally adjusted August labor force data for metro areas available
Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for October 2016 have been released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or view the data specifically for South Dakota's MSAs.
November 2016 data will be released December 29. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.
Click here to find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.