Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

What's New?

The rest of the story: Part two of the analysis of South Dakota industry employment projections

After looking last month at the industries projected to show the greatest employment growth to 2024, this August article takes a look at the South Dakota industries projected to grow the slowest or decline. Upcoming Labor Bulletin articles months will feature employment trends projected in occupations. The employment projections are available online through our virtual labor market data system. You may find our projections menu page data helpful.

Overview of South Dakota labor market

July 2016 labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is now available online. See an overview of the new 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 June 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 June 2016 were released Aug. 3 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.

July 2016 data will be released Aug. 31. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.

Release dates

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


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184