Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

National labor market statistics for June 2015 released

Nationally in June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.3 percent, and
the number of unemployed persons declined by 375,000 to 8.3 million.

Total nonfarm payroll employment in the nation rose by 223,000 in June, compared with an average
monthly gain of 250,000 over the prior 12 months. In June, job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing.

See the full Employment Situation Summary published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Seasonally adjusted May labor force data for metro areas available

Following several months of delay, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is now back on schedule with the release of seasonally adjusted labor force data for metro areas across the nation. The seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for January through May of 2015 are now available from the BLS website. See the BLS news release or download the data from the BLS website now. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS.June 2015 data will be available from BLS July 29. See our release dates for other future releases. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS. The delay was due to methodological changes and conversion to the 2010-based Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delineations of MSAs

Industry and occupational employment projections now available for areas within South Dakota

For the first time ever, we have published employment projections by industry and by occupation for sub-state areas within South Dakota. The projections use a base year of 2012, with employment levels projected to 2022. The areas for which the data are now available include the Rapid City and Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the Central Area, the East Area and the West Area. The table footnotes identify the counties included within each respective area. See the industry employment projections and the occupational employment projections.

Overview of South Dakota labor market

May 2015 labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is available online. See an overview of the 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.

Labor market information barometer

A real time labor market Information line graph, "LMI Barometer," graphically monitors fluctuations in the state's labor market, comparing the number of South Dakota residents seeking employment with the number of available jobs and the number of New Hires reported, using the most current data possible. See the LMI Barometer.

Release dates

Click here to find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184