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News Releases:
Jan
12
Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – December 2022

Prices in the Midwest Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.5 percent in December.

Jan
05
County Employment and Wages in South Dakota — Second Quarter 2022

South Dakota’s only large county, Minnehaha, reported an employment increase of 2.2 percent from June 2021 to June 2022.

Dec
15
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2022

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $35.65 per hour in the South to $43.84 in the Northeast in September 2022.

South Dakota Economy at a Glance:
South Dakota
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Data
May
2023
June
2023
July
2023
Aug
2023
Sept
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Oct
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

480.6 481.9 482.7 (p)483.1    

Employment(1)

471.7 473.1 473.7 (p)474.0    

Unemployment(1)

8.9 8.9 9.0 (p)9.1    

Unemployment Rate(2)

1.9 1.8 1.9 (p)1.9    

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

460.9 460.5 460.1 463.3 466.1 (p)466.5

12-month % change

2.3 1.8 1.5 1.8 2.4 (p)2.3

Mining, Logging, and Construction(3)

26.8 28.3 28.1 28.5 28.8 (p)29.1

12-month % change

-0.7 4.0 3.7 4.4 5.1 (p)6.2

Manufacturing(3)

45.8 45.6 46.1 46.1 45.9 (p)45.9

12-month % change

1.6 1.1 2.0 1.8 1.3 (p)1.3

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

93.3 92.9 92.5 92.5 93.0 (p)92.3

12-month % change

5.4 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.6 (p)2.2

Information(3)

5.2 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.1 (p)5.2

12-month % change

-1.9 0.0 1.9 -1.9 -3.8 (p)-1.9

Financial Activities(3)

27.6 27.9 27.7 27.7 28.1 (p)27.9

12-month % change

-1.4 -0.4 -1.4 -1.4 0.4 (p)-0.7

Professional & Business Services(3)

38.2 37.4 37.3 38.5 39.0 (p)39.3

12-month % change

4.4 1.6 0.8 3.5 4.3 (p)7.4

Education & Health Services(3)

75.9 76.4 77.0 77.7 78.2 (p)78.5

12-month % change

1.2 0.9 1.4 2.1 3.3 (p)2.7

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

49.5 48.5 47.7 47.7 48.5 (p)48.8

12-month % change

3.1 0.8 -1.0 -1.2 -0.2 (p)-0.2

Other Services(3)

17.8 17.6 17.8 18.0 18.0 (p)17.9

12-month % change

0.6 -0.6 0.0 0.6 1.1 (p)1.1

Government(3)

80.8 80.7 80.6 81.4 81.5 (p)81.6

12-month % change

1.6 1.8 1.1 1.8 2.0 (p)2.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Sioux Falls Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2023
Midwest Economy - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Dec 2023
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Dec 2023
County Employment and Wages in South Dakota — Second Quarter 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2023
Consumer Price Index Historical Table for the Midwest (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Sep 2020
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in South Dakota — 2021 Unemployment News Release Mar 2022
Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – December 2022 Consumer price indexes News Release Jan 2023
Fatal Work Injuries in South Dakota — 2020 Workplace fatalities News Release Apr 2022
West North Central Division and State Unemployment – 2012 Unemployment News Release May 2013
Midwest Economy – Union Membership Employment Table Feb 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Sioux Falls — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2022
Midwest Economy - Safety and Health Statistics Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Jan 2022
Union Membership Historical Table for South Dakota Employment Table Mar 2022
Business Employment Dynamics Regional Historical Table Employment Table Nov 2020
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2022 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2022
Business Employment Dynamics in South Dakota — Fourth Quarter 2021 Employment News Release Aug 2022
Women’s Earnings In South Dakota — 2020 Pay News Release Oct 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Computer Occupations in Selected Metropolitan Areas in the Midwest — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages in Rapid City — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2022
Rapid City Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023