National labor market statistics available for May
Nationally, both the number of unemployed persons, at 11.8 million, and the unemployment rate, at
7.6 percent, were essentially unchanged in May.
The nation's nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in May, with gains in professional and business services, food services and drinking places, and retail trade. Over the prior 12 months, employment growth averaged 172,000 per month.
See the full BLS report, "The Employment Situation: May 2013."
Seasonally adjusted April labor force data for metro areas now available
April 2013 seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls is available from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or download the April data from the BLS website now. May data for the metro areas will be released by BLS on July 2. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. The Labor Market Information Center is currently working on the ability to offer this seasonally adjusted labor force data for the South Dakota MSAs on our historical online database of labor force data; until that can be accomplished, we will provide a link to the data on the BLS website on this "what's new" page after each monthly release of the new data. See our release dates for future releases. For more information about the newly available seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.
Overview of the South Dakota labor market in April
This monthly feature of the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin offers a comprehensive analysis of current trends in South Dakota's labor market, including estimated labor supply, labor force levels and nonfarm wage and salaried worker levels. See the overview.
Snapshot of South Dakota's economy
Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.
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