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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

April 2019

LMI Myth Busting: The Unemployment Rate Represents All of the Population Who Does Not Have a Job

We hear the unemployment rate referenced often, but what does it really mean? This month's Labor Bulletin myth buster explains who is included and how it is calculated.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the March labor market in South Dakota, including the estimated labor supply, labor force and nonfarm worker data.

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.

Printable Labor Bulletin

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Revised Labor Force Data for South Dakota Sub-State Areas Available

Revised labor force data for South Dakota's sub-state areas is now available for the years 2010-2018. These revisions are due to an annual process called benchmarking.

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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