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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

March 2020

Measuring COVID-19’s Impact on South Dakota’s Labor Market

How is the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting South Dakota's workforce? When will data be available as a measure? Read answers to these and many other questions about the labor market aspect of the pandemic in this month's article.

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 February 2020.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

Latest Data Releases

View and print tables of the most current data available, including labor force, nonfarm wage and salaried worker levels by industry, annualized pay, activity levels of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and more.

New Labor Force Data for South Dakota Available

Annual average 2019 labor force data is now available in our virtual labor market data system, in coordination with the March 4 release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2019 annual averages for the United States and all states. Additionally, revised South Dakota labor force data for 2015 through 2019 are also now available in the virtual system, a result of the annual benchmarking process. Revised, benchmarked data for the sub-state areas of South Dakota will be published in the virtual system on April 17. Learn more about benchmarking.

2018 Income Measures Now Available

Several data sets providing income measures for 2018 have been added to our virtual labor market data system. The measures include median income, total personal income and per capita personal income. The 2018 data has been added for the United States, South Dakota and all South Dakota counties.

Seasonally Adjusted December 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 January 2020 were released March 20 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.

February 2020 data for the metro areas will be released April 8. 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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