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Labor Market Information Center

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South Dakota Careers at the Top of the List

To help careers planners, education and training program planners and others making decisions impacting the future supply of workers, we identify occupations with high wages and the highested projected demand in the state. See the list and learn more about South Dakota's Hot Careers.

Celebrating South Dakota's Small Businesses

In preparation of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, we compiled a flyer showing what an important role small businesses play here in South Dakota.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, October 2022.

Updated occupational wage data available

Wage estimates for more than 600 occupations have been updated to third quarter 2022 using the Employer Cost Index. The wage data (specific to South Dakota and several sub-state areas) provide employers a helpful guage for measuring their competitive edge in attracting and retaining workers. In addition to the statewide data, wage estimates are available for the Rapid City and Sioux Falls metro areas and the cross-state Sioux City metro area, as well as for the east and west areas of the state. Visit our occupational wages menu page for data format options.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.

Release Dates

Find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.