Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

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Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates 30 years

In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, we're sharing a few national and state-specific statistics on individuals with various disabilities. Learn more about this valuable component of the workforce.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, labor force and nonfarm worker data for May 2020.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage Data for All of 2019 Now Available

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) data for the third and fourth quarters of 2019 is now available in the virtual labor market data system. The QCEW program is our most comprehensive source of employment and wage data by industry and employer size class. To find the most recently available data in this valuable data set, start from our menu page for QCEW data. Coming soon: a comprehensive online summary of 2019 annual QCEW data, including narrative analysis of each industry group.

Seasonally Adjusted April Labor Force Data for Metro Areas Available

Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for April 2020 were released June 3 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS. See the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news release or view the data specifically for South Dakota's MSAs.

May 2020 data for the metro areas will be released July 1. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Release Dates

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