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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…
While 41 states experienced an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2016, South Dakota’s economy lagged, according to a recent release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. South Dakota’s GDP declined by 1.0 percent in the second quarter, placing the state at No. 46…
Although the unemployment rate in South Dakota remains low, sales tax revenue has fallen short of projections and the state’s projected budget deficit has increased substantially over the past four months, reports the Capital Journal. The combination of these conditions means that Governor Dennis Daugaard and the legislature will either have…
Today is #GivingTuesday, which marks the beginning of the giving season. Consider a tax-exempt gift to the South Dakota Dashboard today! Your gift not only helps us meet our year end goals, but ensures that local news, information and data remain publicly available for years to come. Curious about just how much impact…
This Thanksgiving, the Black Hills Knowledge Network and South Dakota Dashboard staff would like to express their thanks and gratitude for all the contributions and support they have received from organizations throughout the Black Hills and across the Rushmore State. Thanks and appreciation are due to the Rapid City Public Library and 12…
South Dakotan eighth graders outperformed students nationally in reading and math, while fourth graders in South Dakota held steady with national scores in both subjects, according to scores from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress. However, American Indian and low-income students continued to score lower than white students in…
Sales tax revenue collected in South Dakota rose by roughly 9 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 relative to the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. Normally an increase of this magnitude would send legislators scrambling for ways allocate new found revenue. However, the increase can largely be…
Median household incomes for South Dakotans over the age of 65 increased by over $2,600, according to recent federal data. South Dakotans over the age of 65 had median household incomes of $37,896 in 2015, but still fell short of the national average of $40,971. The increase in median household…
More people were without health insurance in South Dakota in 2015 than in 2014, according to U.S. Census data released in September. The new data places South Dakota at odds with the national trend, which shows lower rates of uninsured individuals from 2014-2015. Overall, 12.0 percent of South Dakotans were…

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