Marcia Hultman

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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.

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2017 Annual Workforce Report Available

2017 Annual Workforce ReportThe 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

Tuesday Tip Video GraphicCheck 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.

Search the Department of Labor and Regulation's YouTube channel to review each Tuesday Tip or the entire video serires. 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!



Contact Us

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
Fax: 605.626.2322