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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

July 2018

LMI Myth Busting: The Source of Occupational Wage Estimates

Many people may have the mistaken belief LMIC uses wage information from employers’ current job openings to determine the occupational wage estimates for South Dakota. Find out why wages are not based on job opening wages and discover the source of our occupational wage estimates in the third topic in our new LMI Myth Busting series.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the June labor market in South Dakota, including the estimated labor supply, labor force and nonfarm worker data.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators. The snapshot was recently enhanced to include comparative data for the month prior. Labor force data for the metro areas was also added.

Latest Data Releases

View and print tables of the most current data available, including labor force, nonfarm wage and salaried worker levels by industry, annualized pay, activity levels of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and more.

Printable Labor Bulletin

Print this month's issue of the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin (Adobe PDF format). Print a past issue from an archive.

ADA Videos Released by DLR

The Department of Labor and Regulation has released three videos on its Workforce Services for Businesses Disability Resources page. The videos feature tools and resources to help both employers and employees better understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The first video is perfect for employers to share with their employees during the on-boarding process. It briefly explains protections under the ADA and expectations for communicating a disability. It also provides etiquette tips when working with or providing services to those who have a disability.

The second video covers pre-employment considerations. It shows employers how to improve hiring practices and allow for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the applicant pool. It also provides an overview of the ADA and tips on how to abide by the ADA during the hiring process.

The third video features considerations during employment. This essential employer resource reviews how to accommodate and retain new or existing employees with disabilities in accordance to the ADA.

Two FAQ fact sheets on the DLR site include guidance and considerations for both pre-employment and during employment scenarios.

For additional questions about the ADA, visit,, or contact an attorney.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Services

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation provides services for businesses to help them maintain a skilled workforce and handle various labor issues and services for individuals to help them identify opportunities and prepare for and maintain productive employment. DLR has professional staff in 16 job service offices throughout the state ready to serve your needs. Find the nearest job service office.

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