Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

What's New


LMI Myth Busting: The Unemployment Rate Represents All of the Population Who Does Not Have a Job

We hear the unemployment rate referenced often, but what does it really mean? This month's Labor Bulletin myth buster explains who is included and how it is calculated.

Revised Labor Force Data for South Dakota Sub-State Areas Available

Revised labor force data for South Dakota's sub-state areas is now available for the years 2010-2018. These revisions are due to an annual process called benchmarking.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, including labor force and nonfarm worker data for March 2019.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

March 2019 data for the metro areas will be released May 1, 2019. 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.