Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

What's New


Annual report of industry employment and pay data released

The 2023 Annual Report of data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) was released June 12, 2024. The QCEW program is the most comprehensive source of establishment, employment and pay data on South Dakota industries and is the only source of data on establishment size in the state. Check out the Annual Report.

Updated occupational wage data available

All new occupational wage data are now available for downloading from our website in either Excel or PDF format. Fine the latest wage estimates for hundreds of specific occupations in South Dakota, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and the cross-state Sioux City MSA, in addition to the two balance of state areas of East and West South Dakota. Find the new wage data you need.

Post-pandemic picture

As a follow-up to the COVID-19 Pandemic Picture web pages we updated monthly tracking the state's labor market health using three leading workforce indicators, we analyzed the same data sets again recently to paint a current picture of South Dakota's post-recovery and growth. Learn more.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, April 2024.

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.