The new SDWORKS is live!
Our team has worked hard to ensure the transition to the new SDWORKS went smoothly. They are on stand-by for any technical issues. Thanks for your patience as we converted to the new and enhanced system. Contact your local job service office if you need assistance.
Our Mission: To promote economic opportunity and financial security for individuals and businesses through quality, responsive and expert services; fair and equitable employment solutions; and safe and sound business practices.
New occupational wage data available
The wage estimates available from the Labor Market Information Center (LMIC) for specific occupations have been updated. The wages now reflect second quarter 2016 data collected from South Dakota employers. Access the wage data from the virtual labor market data system using the Labor Market Information Center's website.The menu page for the data also includes links for definitions of each occupation and technical explanations about the data. Contact LMIC at 605.626.2314 if you need assistance or have questions.
Tapping Into the Power of Labor Market Information
The South Dakota Retailers Association and the Department of Labor and Regulation hosted a webinar May 17 on how to access tons of labor market information helpful to employers. The training covered a demonstration of the virtual labor market data system with tips and tricks for tapping into occupational wage rates, industry employment trends, unemployment rates, labor force data and more. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube.