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Labor Market Information Center

What's New


Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota, including newly released statewide labor force and nonfarm worker data for February 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.

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.

Browsing Through South Dakota's Retail Trade Industry

We took a look at the Retail Trade industry in South Dakota, analyzing employment trends and pay since 2001. Read the Retail Trade article.

2016 annual average labor force data available

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.

Seasonally adjusted December 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 January 2017 were released March 17 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or view the data specifically for South Dakota's MSAs.

February 2017 data will be released April 5, 2017. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Release dates

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