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Labor Force and Unemployment Data
Please note: The virtual labor market data system has been updated to include 2016 annual average labor force data for statewide South Dakota and the United States. Additionally, 2012-2016 monthly and annual average data for both those areas has been revised. Both the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted series have been updated. Use our menu for labor force data to retrieve the data.
Revised substate data will be published April 21, 2017.
Get labor force data from the virtual LMI data system.
Labor force data (including unemployment levels and unemployment rates) are available for the following areas:
Nation | Statewide | Metropolitan Statistical Area | Micropolitan Statistical Area | Combined Statistical Area | County | OR you may select an area from a map.
Simply follow these steps:
Please note: The system may react slowly when selecting multiple areas, and some computers may time out before the data has been successfully retrieved, especially if you have selected multiple time periods as well.
Tip: At any point while using the virtual labor market data system, to clear all prior selections, click on the "Labor Market Analysis" link in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
Labor Force Data for All States
Find links to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for labor force data for all states, some including rankings.
Resources and References'
Release dates of labor force data
See definitions of employed, labor force, unemployed and unemployment rate for more information.
See definitions of Labor Market Area, Metropolitan Statistical Area and Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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