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.

Is this survey legit?

Check our Surveys page for legitimate statistical surveys we conduct in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Increasingly, South Dakota businesses receiving one of our statistical surveys are questioning the legitimacy of the communications. Wisely, they are concerned about providing workforce-related information about their business to a scammer or unofficial entity. To provide reassurance, we created a listing of the various surveys we may have in the field at any point in time. They are all legitimate surveys which we conduct in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Participation in the surveys comes with a guarantee information provided will be used strictly for statistical purposes, and no single employer's data will be shared.

The new Surveys page includes links to the survey forms with background information about the purpose of the survey and contact information for those with further questions.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank South Dakota's wonderful employers who participate voluntarily in our surveys. The workforce data we're able to provide, free of charge, would simply not be available without their invaluable input.


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: 605.626.2216