Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

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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 May 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.

New Occupational Wage Estimates Available

Wage estimates for specific occupations, available in our virtual labor market data system, have been updated. The estimates now reflect 2017 data. To find the new wages for occupations of interest, please start from our menu page at If you would like assistance using the virtual system, please contact us at 605.626.2314. We would be happy to help you.

Seasonally Adjusted April 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 April 2018 were released Wednesday, May 30, 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.

May 2018 data for the metro areas will be released Wednesday, June 27, 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.