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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Comprehensive summary of 2018 employment trends available

A comprehensive summary of employment in 2018 from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program is now available. This annual summary includes data and analysis on employment levels and numbers of establishments by industry group, including narrative analysis. The summary also includes data on employment by employer size, county and metro area data. See the 2018 QCEW Summary.

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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
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