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Labor Market Information Center
The Labor Market Information Center collects, analyzes and provides to the public information on the labor market of the state. This includes information such as employment levels, unemployment rates, wage and earnings data, estimates of available labor, employment projections, business staffing patterns, career planning information, etc. Among those who use our information are employers, career decision makers, and education, economic development, job placement and training program planners.
The Labor Market Information Center is South Dakota's representative for federal-state cooperative programs with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and therefore has access to and expertise on labor market information for the nation and other states.
2017 Annual Workforce Report Available
The Labor Market Information Center recently released the 2017 Annual Workforce Report (Adobe PDF format). Take a glimpse at the state of South Dakota’s economy in 2017 through analysis of data on labor force, workers by industry, poverty, population projections, employment projections, high demand/high wage careers of the future and more! Use the power of information to plan for the future.
YouTube Videos on Using the Virtual Labor Market Data System
Check out our new YouTube video series on tips for using the virtual labor market data system. Each "Tuesday Tip" video shows a step by step demonstration of how to find a particular data set in the system, such as current job openings advertised online, current job candidates in an area or industry employment projections.
Watch the Department of Labor and Regulation's YouTube channel for the release of each Tuesday Tip. You can easily pause a video as needed while following along in the virtual system.
Need additional help using the virtual system? Give us a call; we're here to help!
How to Find and Use Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Webinar
There's a wealth of information available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that can help you see how your business is doing compared to other businesses, and help in your planning. During a webinar co-sponsored by the South Dakota Retailers Association and the Department of Labor and Regulation on Tuesday, Sept. 18, a BLS economist provided insight on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and how the numbers are generated, consumer expenditures, wages by occupation, employment projections, and the Producer Price Index.
Most of the South Dakota-specific data available that was touched on is produced right here in South Dakota by the Labor Market Information Center. You'll also learn how to find useful information on the BLS website. View webinar. LMIC is the agency in South Dakota responsible for the federal-state cooperative statistical programs through which the bulk of the data are produced. LMIC analysts have vast knowledge of BLS data and are very familiar with the BLS website. If, after the webinar, you need assistance, please feel free to contact LMIC.
Labor Market Information Center
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.2314 or 1.800.592.1881