Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

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Seasonally adjusted December 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 December 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.

January 2017 data will be released March 17, 2017. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Explore More with QWI Explorer

QWI Explorer, an interactive tool developed by the U.S. Census Bureau, offers users the opportunity to dig deeper into labor market statistics than most other tools. It compares several workforce indicators across time, geographies, worker characteristics or firm characteristics. Begin your exploration with this article, which reveals some of the data gathered for beginning of quarter employment in South Dakota over a 10-year period.

South Dakota data for November 2016 released

December 2016 labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is 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.

Release dates

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