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Labor Market Information Center

Employment Projections by Industry


South Dakota industry employment projections for 2016-2026

(Published August 2018)

Available from the virtual LMI data system. Simply follow these steps:

If you want to change the default setting in number three above, follow additional steps to select specific industries.

Tip: At any point while using the virtual labor market data system, to clear all prior selections, click on the "Labor Market Analysis" link in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Warning: We do not currently recommend using the "Frequently Asked Questions" link under industry projections within the virtual system; it is not producing accurate information or consistent results at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are interested in information related to a frequently asked question, please contact us; we will be happy to help you.

Industry employment projections (2016-2026) for sub-state areas

The 2016-2026 employment projections (published early July 2019) by industry for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Balance of State area (see link below for definitions) are available from the virtual LMI data system. Simply follow the same steps outlined above, except in step 1, click on "South Dakota" to change the Area Type to Broad Geographic Area (BGA). Then from the Area options, choose "Balance of State." Follow steps 2 and 3 as outlined above.

Additionally, the 2016-2026 industry employment projections for sub-state areas are available in the following formats:

Microsoft Excel format

Adobe PDF format

Industry short-term (2019-2021) employment projections for statewide South Dakota

Short-term (2019-2021) employment projections for statewide South Dakota (published March 2020) are available in the following formats:

Microsoft Excel format

Adobe PDF format

Resources and References'

See definitions of Metropolitan Statistical Area and Balance of State Area.

Article on South Dakota Industry Employment Trends to 2026

Technical notes and methodology

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