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Labor Market Information Center

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Annual Workforce Report Available

The Labor Market Information Center recently released the 2017 Annual Workforce Report. Take a glimpse at the state of South Dakota's economy in 2017 through analysis of data on labor force, workers by industry, poverty, population projections, employment projections, high demand/high wage careers of the future and more! Use the power of information to plan for the future.

Seasonally Adjusted July 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 July 2018 were released Wednesday, Oct. 3, 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.

September 2018 data for the metro areas will be released Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

South Dakota Occupational Employment Projections to 2026

The Labor Market Information Center recently released occupational employment projections to 2026. These projections offer insight into economic trends and point to possible future workforce needs. Our South Dakota Occupational Employment Trends article looks at South Dakota's fastest growing occupations to 2026.

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 August 2018.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

Virtual Labor Market Data System Video Tips Available on YouTube

Learn more about how to navigate the Virtual Labor Market Data System in our short and informative YouTube video series. Each video demonstrates, step by step, how to find a specific set of data in the virtual system, such as current job openings advertised online or industry employment projections.

Watch our latest Tuesday Tip video to learn where to find definitions of terms used on our website and in the virtual labor market data system. For links to all of the videos, see our Video Tips on Using the Virtual Labor Market Data System page.

Release Dates

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