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Labor Market Information Center

Employment Projections by Occupations

South Dakota occupational 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 occupations.

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 occupational 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.

Occupational employment projections (2014-2024) for sub-state areas

The 2014-2024 occupational employment projections for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Broad Geographic Areas (see below for definitions) are available in the following formats.

Microsoft Excel format

Adobe PDF format

Please note: While normally available within the virtual LMI data system, the sub-state occupational employment projections for 2014-2024 are available only in the formats listed above due to limitations of the virtual system to accommodate an additional data set being included in employment projections beginning with the 2016-2016 projections. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users. When 2016-2026 employment projections for the sub-state areas are developed and published during the summer of 2019, they too will be available within the virtual system.

Please also note: We made every effort to publish the sub-state occupational employment projections for as many occupations as possible while following stringent guidelines to ensure the reliability of the estimates and the confidentiality of data provided voluntarily by employers. If data is not available for a particular occupation of interest, it is because it did not meet those standards.

National Data

United States (link to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website)

Resources and References

See definitions of Metropolitan Statistical Area and Broad Geographic Area.

For each Standard Occupational Classification System (SOC) occupation, see occupational descriptions in alphabetical order or occupational descriptions in SOC code order.

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Technical notes and methodology for the statewide 2016-2026 projections

Technical notes and methodology for the sub-state area 2014-2024 projections

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