Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

What's New


Overview of the labor market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota, including newly released June 2017 statewide labor force and nonfarm worker 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.

Survey says ...

We recently conducted a survey on the Virtual Labor Market Data System available from our website. While employers are its most frequent users, the system offers something for everyone, from educators to job seekers and economic developers to private individuals. The most sought after data is occupational wage data, followed by labor force data (including unemployment rates). Nearly two-thirds of users reported it met their needs extremely well or very well and were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with its ease of use. We invite you to explore today all the system has to offer you! Just use the "Virtual Labor Market Data System" link at the left, second option from the top.

Seasonally Adjusted May 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 May 2017 were released June 28 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.

June 2017 data for the metro areas will be released August 2, 2017. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Release dates

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