Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

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Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data for Metro Areas

Seasonally adjusted labor force data for South Dakota's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Rapid City and Sioux Falls for March 2021 are available on our Economic Snapshot page.

Comparable data for all the nation's metro areas were released April 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. April 2021 data for the metro areas will be released June 2, 2021.

South Dakota Celebrates Week of Work

Middle school and high school students had unique opportunities April 19-23 to explore career options in South Dakota. Learn more about the Week of Work.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, for March 2021.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

Pandemic Picture

The Pandemic Picture provides updates on the recovery of South Dakota's labor market since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the state. The page is updated in conjunction with publication of the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin. See our release dates.

Revised Labor Force Data Available

The annual benchmarking process has been completed, and revised labor force data back to 1990 for all South Dakota areas is now available (released April 16) in the virtual data system. Annual average data for 2020 for all areas is also now available. The revised estimates are based on an updated methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) which more accurately measures pandemic-related impacts on the labor force. Historical labor force data (back to 1976) for all areas in the nation were revised using the new model. To learn more about the new model for estimating labor force data, see the BLS website. For more information on the benchmarking process in general, please visit our Definitions page.

Release Dates

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