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.

Economic Dashboards

Updated: May 2023

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

  • The economic dashboards include statistics on unemployment claims, unemployment rates, employment levels and various other economic indicators. Many of the economic dashboards compare South Dakota to the national average to gauge the relative health of South Dakota’s economy to the United States.
  • Economic dashboards also include statistics on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This monthly data shows the change in utilization of these government assistance programs.

Economic Dashboards

Expenditures and Workforce

Updated: May 2023

  • 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: May 2023


  • 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

General Fund Receipts

Updated: May 2023
Through 10 months, total actual receipts were $1.2 million LESS than the Revised Adopted FY2023 estimate.

General Fund Receipts

Year-over-Year Comparisons
Ongoing general fund revenues are $11.1M or 5.4% greater than April of FY2022 (page 1). The largest contributors to this increase are Net Transfers In (+$4.5M or 187.1%) and Insurance Company Tax (+$4.2M or 28.6%). The increase in Net Transfers In is partially due to the timing of receipts to the general fund.

Year-to-Date ongoing general fund revenues are $164.9M or 9.3% greater than the same period last fiscal year (page 2). The largest contributors to this increase are Sales and Use Tax (+$115.4M or 10.2%) and Contractor’s Excise Tax (+$29.4M or 21.9%).

Legislative Adopted Comparisons
Ongoing general fund revenues are $4.8M or 2.2% more than the legislative revised adopted estimate for April (page 4). The largest contributors to this increase are Insurance Company Tax ($2.3M or 13.6%) and Net Transfers In ($1.9M or 37.8%). The increase in Net Transfers In is partially due to the timing of receipts to the general fund.

Year-to-Date ongoing general fund revenues are $1.2M or 0.1% less than the legislative 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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