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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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 2020 Summary graphic

The 2020 summary of data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program is now available. This comprehensive report on employment and wages by industry covers data by detailed industry groups for not only statewide South Dakota but for the metro areas and counties as well. Data is also available by employer size class.

The Pandemic Picture offers insights into the recovery of South Dakota's labor market from the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzing key indicators using the most recent data available. 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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