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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

March 2018


Year in Review: 2017 Nonfarm Worker Trends

South Dakota’s total nonfarm employment rose in 2017. Check out our comparison of 2016 and 2017 nonfarm annual averages to learn more about specific industries in South Dakota Nonfarm Worker Trends in 2017.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the February 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.

Revised Labor Force Data Releases

Each year about this time, the Labor Market Information Center revises past labor force data through a process known as benchmarking. Users of past labor force data available through our virtual labor market data system should download the most current data available on or as soon as possible after the following dates to ensure they are using the most recent and accurate data available. Learn more about benchmarking on our Definitions page.

Release Date Labor Force Data Sets Being Revised
February 27, 2018

Statewide not seasonally adjusted benchmarked data for 2010-2017

Statewide seasonally adjusted benchmarked data for 1990-2017

April 20, 2018 Benchmarked data for all sub-state areas for 2010-2017

Please note: an explanation of seasonal adjustment is also available on our Definitions page.

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.

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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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Release Dates

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