Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Employment Projections by Occupation

New!A new virtual labor market data system for retrieving data is now available. It looks much different than what you were used to, but has even greater functionality--such as the ability to view or export graphs and maps of the data you select. Follow the tips below to find the data you have used this website to find in the past. If you need assistance with this new system, please contact us; we will be happy to help.

Get occupational employment projections from the virtual LMI data system using the links on this Web page.

Alternately, you may follow our instructions to access occupational employment projections from the opening screen of the LMI virtual LMI data system.

Please note, 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.

Follow the steps below to retrieve data for the area(s) of interest. Additionally, click on the Occupation currently displayed as needed to change it. Then from the screen that comes up, you may choose to select occupations by keyword search, from a list of occupational groups in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, from an alphabetical listing of occupations, by entering a SOC code, or by looking at a listing of occuaptions by level (major group, detailed occupation, etc.).

South Dakota - All Occupations

Statewide - Under Search Options, if South Dakota is not already selected as the area, click on it to change it, then from the Area Type drop-down menu, choose "State."

Central Area of South Dakota - Under Search Options, click on the area currently displayed as needed to change it. Then from the Area Type drop-down menu, choose "Broad Geographic Area." Click on Central Area as needed to select it, then click on the "Set Area(s)" button. You may select multiple areas by holding down the control key as you click on each area. Or, you may click on the "Select All" button.

East Area of South Dakota - Under Search Options, click on the area currently displayed as needed to change it. Then from the Area Type drop-down menu, choose "Broad Geographic Area." Click on East Area as needed to select it, then click on the "Set Area(s)" button. You may select multiple areas by holding down the control key as you click on each area. Or, you may click on the "Select All" button.

West Area of South Dakota - Under Search Options, click on the area currently displayed as needed to change it. Then from the Area Type drop-down menu, choose "Broad Geographic Area." Click on West Area as needed to select it, then click on the "Set Area(s)" button. You may select multiple areas by holding down the control key as you click on each area. Or, you may click on the "Select All" button.

Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area - Under Search Options, click on the area currently displayed as needed to change it. Then from the Area Type drop-down menu, choose "Metropolitan Statistical Area." Click on "Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area" as needed to select it, then click on the "Set Area(s)" button. You may select multiple areas by holding down the control key as you click on each area. Or, you may click on the "Select All" button.

Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area - Under Search Options, click on the area currently displayed as needed to change it. Then from the Area Type drop-down menu, choose "Metropolitan Statistical Area." Click on "Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area" as needed to select it, then click on the "Set Area(s)" button. You may select multiple areas by holding down the control key as you click on each area. Or, you may click on the "Select All" button.

Please note: We made every effort to publish the sub-state occupational employment projections for as many occupations as possible while following stringent guidelines to ensure the reliability of the estimates and the confidentiality of data provided voluntarily by employers. If data is not available through the links above for a particular occupation of interest, it is because it did not meet those standards.

National

United States (link to  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website)

South Dakota Targeted Occupations

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Targeted Occupations

Related Information

Occupation projections, all occupations, in Adobe .pdf format.

If you would like to receive the above data in Microsoft Excel format, please contact us.

South Dakota Labor Bulletin article providing highlights of 2012-2022 occupational projections

See occupational descriptions (Standard Occupational Classification System - SOC) in alphabetical order or in SOC code order.

See projections methodology and technical notes.

See our definitions Web page for explanations of each educational requirement level.

Visit Career InSite for more information on occupations.

*Opening and printing Adobe .pdf files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here as needed to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 


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