Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW)

Employment and wage data by industry from the QCEW program is available for the following areas:

Statewide | Metropolitan Statistical Areas | Counties OR you may select an area from a map.

Retrievable Data

Get QCEW employment data from the virtual LMI data system.

See step by step instructions for finding QCEW data in the virtual system.

Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

Annual Reports including comprehensive data and narrative analysis are available historically (most in Adobe PDF format) below.

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

Data for the United States and Other States

QCEW employment data for the United States and all other states is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Business Employment Dynamics data for South Dakota (and other states, from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website)

About Business Employment Dynamics data

QCEW Data Viewer - a tool from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics providing point and click access to QCEW data for all areas within the nation from 2012 forward.

Resources and References

Learn about the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program.

South Dakota's 10 Largest Establishments based on QCEW data

Technical Notes

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