Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

What's New?

South Dakota data for September 2016 released

September 2016 statewide 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 August 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 August 2016 have been released 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.

September 2016 data will be released November 2. 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.

Comprehensive overview of 2015 workers and pay in South Dakota

A complete overview of 2015 workers and pay in South Dakota, including detail by industry, size class of employer and geographic area (including counties) was recently published on this website. Read a Labor Bulletin article giving highlights of the 2015 data and explaining the powerful data source of the information.

Release dates

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

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184