Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

What's New


Exploring South Dakota Career Opportunities by Career Cluster

The Labor Market Information Center recently released an additional way to explore great South Dakota career opportunities--by Career Cluster. From a menu of Career Clusters, select one of interest to see a list of all the occupations included within that group. Then simply click on each occupation to learn more about it in the virtual labor market data system. The virtual system presents a wealth of information on each occupation, including state-specific employment, outlook and wage data.

South Dakota Hot Careers

We analyze occupational demand projections and occupational wage data to identify high demand-high wage opportunities in South Dakota. Although the state has hundreds more great career opportunities to offer, occupations on the “Hot Careers" list are highly likely to have a positive return on investment of training and education. Check out what occupations are on the Hot Careers list, and why.

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 October 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.

Seasonally Adjusted September 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 September 2018 were released Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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.

October 2018 data for the metro areas will be released Thursday, Nov. 29, 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.