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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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South Dakota Employee Benefits Results Now Available

SD Employee Benefits Survey imageResults of a South Dakota Employee Benefits Survey are now available online including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, several types of paid leave, and other miscellaneous benefits most common among businesses. Find out what benefits are being offered in South Dakota along with an estimate of the costs employers face to offer certain benefits by viewing a brochure of highlights.


New Career Search Tool Available

Education and Training image We’ve created a new tool to help students and other career planners learn more about all the great opportunities available right in South Dakota. You can now explore by Career Cluster to see a list of all the occupations included in each group. Simply click on each occupation to learn more in the virtual labor market data system. The virtual system offers a wealth of information on each occupation, including state-specific employment, outlook and wage data, current job openings and more!



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