Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

The Labor Market Information Center collects, analyzes and provides to the public information on the labor market of the state. This includes information such as employment levels, unemployment rates, wage and earnings data, estimates of available labor, employment projections, business staffing patterns, career planning information, etc. Among those who use our information are employers, career decision makers, and education, economic development, job placement and training program planners.

The Labor Market Information Center is South Dakota's representative for federal-state cooperative programs with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and therefore has access to and expertise on labor market information for the nation and other states.

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The Occupational Inverse: Surprises in the Mix of Industries and Occupations

While most occupations have typical indstries where occupations are employed, some occupations hold some surprises - industries which seem, at first thought, out of the norm. Take a look at this month's Labor Bulletin article to learn more about some of the surprising types of workplaces.

Teaching K-2 Students about South Dakota's Hot Careers

Career Peeks imageAs Secretary Marcia Hultman shared in a recent KELOLAND interview, one way DLR helps address concerns about workforce shortages is through early job education. We believe it's never too early to plant the seed in young minds about the opportunities awaiting them right here in South Dakota. Now K-2 students can be exposed to our state's 30 highest demand/highest wage occupations through our Career Peeks activity packet. Students will learn about the state's hottest careers (carpenters, welder, registered nurses, accountants to name a few) while completing an engaging activity requiring age-appropriate reading, writing and math skills.



Contact Us

Labor Market Information Center
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.2314 or 1.800.592.1881
Fax: 605.626.2322