Definitions of economic indicators.
Income received by persons from all sources. It is measured before the deduction of personal income taxes and other personal taxes and is reported in current dollars. Data is published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment
The number of wage and salaried workers on nonfarm establishment payrolls. Persons are counted by place of work regardless of the residence of workers. (Multiple jobholders are counted more than once.) Figures are collected and tabulated by the Labor Market information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor.
Also known as resident employment, this indicator measures the number of residents who have jobs somewhere--workers are counted only once by their primary job. Figures are produced using survey data and are published by the South Dakota Department of Labor.
The percentage of the resident labor force who do not have jobs but are actively seeking jobs. Data is published by the South Dakota Department of Labor.
Building Permits (Housing Starts)
Data reported includes the estimated dollar value of construction as shown on the building permit for single family homes and multiple family buildings. Data is received from the Bureau of the Census, Building Permits Branch.
New Car & Truck Registration
Number of titles issued for new cars and trucks. Includes registrations of various makes of vehicles except "other" category which combines cars and trucks. Data is received from the Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles.
The amount of sales and use taxable sales subject to the 4% tax rate as reported by the South Dakota Department of Revenue.
Business Research Bureau
Wade Druin, Director
John Hemmingstad, State Director, SBDC
Randall M. Stuefen, Associate Director & Director of Research
Nancy Nelson, Program Manager, S.D. State Data Center
Carole Cochran, Project Coordinator, Kids Count
Kareen Dougherty, Program Manager, PTAC
Beth Adamson, Executive Director, Family Business Initiative
Linda Burcham, Senior Secretary, FBI
Nancy Kniffen Craig, Information Officer
Thelma Lind, Office Supervisor
Darlene Bottolfson, Accounting Assistant
Pat Goebel, Senior Secretary
Debbie Stalvig, Secretary
Editorial Review Board
Jon Carpenter, Professor of Accounting
Jack Powell, Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis & Management Information Systems
BiJay Naik, Assoc. Professor of Mgt. Info. Systems
Dean, School of Business
Michael J. Keller
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2004|
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