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Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, statewide labor force and nonfarm worker data for 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.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.

Revised Labor Force Data Available

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.

Seasonally Adjusted February Labor Force Data for Metro Areas Available

Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for February 2018 were released April 4 from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news release or view the data specifically for South Dakota's MSAs.

March 2018 data for the metro areas will be released May 2, 2018. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Release Dates

Find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.