National labor market statistics for November
Nationally, the unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November. Among the 10.9 million unemployed in November, the number who reported being on temporary layoff decreased by 377,000. This largely reflects the return to work of federal employees who were furloughed in October due to the partial government shutdown.
The nation's nonfarm payroll employment increased by 203,000 in November. Job growth averaged 195,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In November, job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, health care and manufacturing.
See the full Employment Situation Summary published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Celebrating Small Business Saturday in South Dakota
Are you remembering to support South Dakota's small retailers as you do you holiday shopping this year? Small Business Saturday® encourages us to do just that. Learn more about what an important role small businesses play in South Dakota's retail trade industry.
Seasonally adjusted September and October labor force data for metro areas now available
Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for both September and October 2013 are now available from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or download the data from the BLS website now. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. November 2013 data will be available from BLS January 7. See our release dates for other future releases. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.
Estimating labor availability with an improved methodology
Beginning this month, we will be using a new methodology for calculating the labor supply estimates published in the Labor Bulletin each month. Learn more about the methodology, which incorporates the most appropriate and recent data inputs available.
Overview of South Dakota labor market
September and October 2013 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.
Click here to find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.
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