Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

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Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Just for fun, we gathered a few facts and labor market tidbits related to Thanksgiving. Feast on the facts.

Seasonally Adjusted September 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 October 2019 were released Nov. 27 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.

November 2019 data for the metro areas will be released Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

Registered Apprenticeships Help Address Workforce Issues

South Dakota recently celebrated Registered Apprenticeship Week and the great promise this program holds in helping address state workforce issues, as well as the many accomplishments already made. Learn more.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota incorporating the most recent data available, October 2019.

Employment and Wage Outcomes of Postsecondary Graduates

The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Job Placement Report is now available on this website. It shows, by instructional program area, the number of graduates from South Dakota's public postsecondary schools in fiscal year 2017 along with the following outcomes indicators for fiscal year 2018: how many of those graduates were employed in South Dakota, how many jobs were held by those graduates, and their average earnings. There are two sections of the report: one on graduates of the state's public universities, and the other on the graduates of the state's technical institutes.

Release Dates

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