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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Metro Area ProfilesThe Labor Market Information Center recently published Metro Area Profiles for the Rapid City and Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). These redesigned profiles compare employment, new hires and monthly earnings over the year by age and sex. They also include top industries and commuting information.

Developed using Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI), the profiles illustrate a small portion of the data users can find when using U.S. Census Bureau's tools such as QWI Explorer. These tools, part of the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) partnership, provide access to a wide range of labor-related data across a variety of characteristics and geographies.



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