Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

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Small businesses, huge impact

We thought Small Business Saturday presented an appropriate opportunity to focus on South Dakota's small businesses and their huge impact on the state's economy. Learn more while Celebrating Small Business in South Dakota.

Recognizing Veterans

In celebration of Veterans Day Nov. 11, we recognize with gratitude South Dakota veterans not only for their service and sacrafices to protect our freedom, but for their valuable contributions to South Dakota's workforce. Learn more about this important component of our state's labor market.

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 October 2020.

Pandemic Picture

See the newest feature of the LMIC website, a Pandemic Picture, providing updates on the recovery of South Dakota's labor market since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the state.

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 September 2020 are available on our Economic Snapshot page.

Comparable data for all the nation's metro areas were released Oct. 28 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news release. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website. October 2020 data for the metro areas will be released Dec. 3.

Release Dates

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