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The South Dakota economy grew by 1.1 percent ranking the state 38th in the nation for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, according to a recent release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Current dollar GDP was nearly $48.9 billion, accounting for 0.3 percent of total U.S. GDP. The finance…
The economy grew faster in South Dakota than in the United States as a whole, according to a recent release from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.7 percent in the Rushmore State compared to 1.5 percent across the nation. This significant growth placed South Dakota 18th…
In 2016, South Dakota the total number of nonfarm jobs increased by 1.0 percent, according to a release from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Revenue. An additional 4,400 nonfarm jobs were added in 2016 for a total of 432,700 jobs. The fastest growing sectors included mining, logging and…
Personal income in the Rushmore State grew by just 1.2 percent in 2016, ranking South Dakota No. 45 in the nation, according to a release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Overall, states experienced 3.6 percent personal income growth in 2016. A downturn in farm earnings was responsible for…
South Dakota’s population grew by 0.9 percent between July 2015 and July 2016, ranking the state 14th among the fastest growing states in the nation, according to recently released U.S. Census data. Lincoln County, part of the Sioux Falls metropolitan region, was the fastest growing county in the state, with…
The South Dakota Dashboard’s City Profiles have recently been updated with 2011-2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data provide key information on South Dakota’s cities and towns with populations over 1,000. Each profile features easy-to-read, one-page statistical information including population, racial breakdown, gender breakdown,…
The number of South Dakota residents over the age of 65 continues to increase, according to U.S. Census data. There were 134,420 seniors over the age of 65 in the Rushmore State in 2015, up from just 118,472 in 2011. Additionally, the population of seniors aged 85 and above increased…
South Dakota had the fastest growing economy in the nation during the third quarter of 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Rushmore State’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by growth 7.1 percent during the third quarter, while New Mexico ranked last in the nation with a 0.1…
The employment gap between American Indian and white South Dakotans is the largest in the nation, according to recently released U.S. Census data. An average of 47.5 percent of the state’s 43,320 American Indian residents were at work from 2011-2015 compared to 80.2 percent of the total 356,098 white South…
People were far more likely to move to South Dakota than move away, according to a new report from United Van Lines. This report is good news for the Rushmore State, but not for the reasons currently reported. South Dakota is not the most popular destination for people to move…
Personal income in South Dakota rose 1.4 percent between the second and third quarters of 2016, compared to a 1.1 percent increase for the nation, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). After ranking 47th in the nation in the second quarter of…
The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2011-2015 American Community Survey five year statistics today, as reported by the State Data Center. The new data highlight the differences and similarities between rural and urban areas in the United States. The State Data Center found that 42.9 percent of the population in…
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