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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

August 2020

Industry Employment Projected to 2028

Employment projections by industry and occupation for 2018 to 2028 were recently published. In this month's Labor Bulletin article, gain insights into which South Dakota industries are expected to grow the fastest, and those which are expected to have the fastest declines or remain static. Visit our employment projections menu for options to find the 2018 to 2028 employment projections by industry and occupation.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, labor force and nonfarm worker data for July 2020.

Latest Workforce Data Available

View tables of the most recent labor market data available, including labor force and unemployment rates, nonfarm worker levels and more.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.

New Hot Careers Identified

The latest list of high demand, high wage South Dakota careers has been identified. The list of 69 Hot Careers is based on the latest employment projections (to 2028) and most recent wage data available (2019). See the list of Hot Careers and learn more about each one using several resources. Or, see a new poster featuring the Top 30 (Adobe PDF format), those on the list with the very greatest projected demand.

Seasonally Adjusted June Labor Force Data for Metro Areas Available

Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for June 2020 were released July 29 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS. See the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news release or view the data specifically for South Dakota's MSAs.

July 2020 data for the metro areas will be released September 2. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Services

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation provides services for businesses to help them maintain a skilled workforce and handle various labor issues and services for individuals to help them identify opportunities and prepare for and maintain productive employment. DLR has professional staff in 16 job service offices throughout the state ready to serve your needs. Find the nearest job service office.

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Release Dates

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