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Labor Market Information Center

Employment Projections by Occupations


South Dakota occupational employment projections for 2016-2026

Statewide data for South Dakota (published August 2018) is 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 (2016-2026) for sub-state areas

The 2016-2026 occupational employment projections (published early July 2019) for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Balance of State area (see below for definitions) are available in the following formats.

Microsoft Excel format

Adobe PDF format

Please note: We are currently working to make the sub-state occupational employment projections for 2016-2026 available within the virtual LMI data system. In the meantime, we are making the data available in the above formats. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

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 Balance of State 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

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