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Labor Market Information Center

What's New


2016 annual average labor force data available

Both monthly and annual average labor force data for areas of South Dakota (counties, metro and micro areas) for 2012-2016 have been revised and published in the virtual labor market data. If you have used this data in the past, we recommend you use the revised estimates. Use our menu for labor force data to retrieve the data. For more information on the reason for the revisions, please see Definitions page.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota, including newly available March 2017 statewide labor force and nonfarm worker 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.

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 2017 are now available. 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 2017 data will be released May 3, 2017. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Looking Back at Nonfarm Worker Levels in 2016

Using new annual average data for 2016, we summarized industry worker level trends in South Dakota. Read our article reviewing annual nonfarm worker levels.

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.

Release dates

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