Marcia Hultman

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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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Virtual Data System Changes

Geographic Solutions, Inc., the vendor of our virtual labor market data system, rolled out a new version called "Sapphire" Dec. 7. You will likely notice changes in functionality. We recommend Chrome or Edge as your browser when using the virtual system; the new functionality is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

We have updated our menu pages with links to the system for retrieving the major data sets within the virtual system; simply choose the data set of interest from the menu at the left. We've also created linked pages with step by step instructions for finding each respective type of data, and the instructions are available in Adobe PDF files as well. If you need assistance or want data in an alternate format, please contact us using the information below. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Pandemic Picture

First published Oct. 23, a Pandemic Picture is a standing feature of the LMIC website. It offers insights into COVID-19's impact on South Dakota's workforce, analyzing key monthly data indicators. Want to be notified each time it's updated? Subscribe to the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin to receive an email notice.

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
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