Financial Metrics/Dashboards

Executive Order 2014-04 directed the Bureau to make available certain financial information for the Council of Economic Advisors and any interested party to view. The metrics and dashboards linked below provide updated snapshots of budget and actual expenditures compared to projected expenditures, the state's general fund receipts and comparison with the most recent forecasts, and the balances of the cash flow account and trust funds.

General Fund Receipts

Updated: May 2024
Through 10 months, total receipts were $23.8 million MORE than the Legislative Revised Adopted.

General Fund Receipts

Year-over-Year Comparisons

Ongoing general fund revenues were $4.4M or 2.0% more than April of FY2023 (page 1). The largest increases were Bank Franchise Tax (+$8.2M or 82.1%) and Contractor’s Excise Tax (+$2.4M or 19.3%). The largest decreases were Sales and Use Tax (-$4.2M or -3.5%), Insurance Company Tax (-$3.3M or -17.3%), and Net Transfers In (-$2.1M or -30.2%). The decrease in Sales and Use Tax is due to the state sales tax rate change from 4.5% to 4.2%. The decreases in Insurance Company Tax and Net Transfers In are partially due to the timing of receipts to the general fund.

Year-to-Date ongoing general fund revenues are $114.6M or 5.9% greater than the same period last fiscal year (page 2). The largest contributors to this increase are Unclaimed Property Receipts (+$61.9M or 81.0%), Investment Income and Interest (+$35.3M or 256.1%), and Contractor’s Excise Tax (+$24.0M or 14.7%). The largest decrease is Sales and Use Tax (-$31.9M or -2.5%). The decrease in Sales and Use Tax is due to the state sales tax rate change from 4.5% to 4.2%.

Legislative Adopted Comparisons
Ongoing general fund revenues were $15.5M or 7.6% more than the legislative revised adopted estimate for April (page 4). The largest increases were Bank Franchise Tax (+$10.1M or 124.9%) and Unclaimed Property Receipts (+$2.7M).

Year-to-Date total general fund revenues are $23.8M or 1.2% more than the legislative revised adopted estimate for the period (page 5).

  • The general fund receipt dashboards show the most recent month-end and year-to-date receipts in all major categories for the state general fund.
  • The dashboards compare actual receipts to the prior year for the most recently completed month and on a year-to-date basis.
  • Actual receipts are also compared to the most recent Legislative adopted or Governor recommended forecast, as well as the original adopted forecast to gauge how well actual collections are performing compared to budgeted levels.

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Economic Dashboards

Updated: April 2024

The economic dashboards show the health of the South Dakota economy from a macroeconomic viewpoint using data on employment figures and government assistance programs.

• Initial Claims for unemployment for the week ending April 6th were 194. Continued claims were 2,287 for the week ending March 30th.
• The unemployment rate for March was 3.8% for the nation. It was 2.1% for South Dakota.
• The labor force participation rate in March was 62.7% for the nation. It was 67.7% for South Dakota.
• Nationally, nonfarm employment was 1.9% higher in March than a year ago. It was 2.4% higher for South Dakota.
• South Dakota farm income was $3.36B on an annualized basis in the 4th quarter of 2023.
• Inflation in March was 3.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis.
• Over the last 12 months, the energy index increased 2.1% and the food index increased 2.2%. The index for all items less food and energy rose by 3.8% over the last 12 months.
• Nonfarm income increased by 4.9% nationally in the 4th quarter of 2023 over the previous year. It increased by 5.1% in South Dakota.
• Total Medicaid enrollees decreased 858 to 130,606 in March.
• The number of children receiving child care subsidies increased by 73 to 3,006 with 1,783 families receiving subsidies in March.
• The number of working parents receiving TANF increased by 24 to 386 in March.
• Children receiving TANF payments increased by 41 to 4,472 in March.

Economic Dashboards

Expenditures and Workforce

Updated: May 2024

  • The general fund expenditure dashboard shows a comparison of projected expenditures vs. the actual expenditures as of the end of the prior month.
  • The workforce utilization dashboards shows the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) utilization for the previous month and budgeted utilization compared to actual utilization, and the number of employees being paid each pay period. These numbers are for the state's central payroll system and do not include the University System or Authorities.


FTE Utilization and Workforce

Cash Balances

Updated: March 2024


  • The cash balance dashboards show the month-ending cash balance for the state general fund, budget reserve, general revenue replacement fund, and the total balance in the cash flow account.
  • The dashboards for the trust funds and SDRS pension plan show the fair market value.
  • The fair market values change based on investment returns.
  • The state s reserve funds are considered the sum of the budget reserve fund and the general revenue replacement fund and typically remain constant throughout the fiscal year.
  • The cash flow account is comprised of more than five hundred different funds and fluctuates month-to-month and day-to-day based on the individual activity taking place in each of these funds. Major or notable funds represented in the cash flow account are listed separately.

General Fund
Cash Flow Account
South Dakota Retirement System
South Dakota Trust Funds