Marcia Hultman

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Employee Benefits Offered by South Dakota Employers

In today's competitive job market, an attractive benefits package may be the deciding factor for an employer to be able to hire and retain the best employees. This month's Labor Bulletin article provides some highlights of the results of a recent Employee Benefits Survey.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the labor market in South Dakota based on the most current data available, statewide labor force and nonfarm worker data for December 2018.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

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

South Dakota Employee Benefits Results Now Available

Results of a South Dakota Employee Benefits Survey are now available online including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, several types of paid leave, and other miscellaneous benefits most common among businesses. Find out what benefits are being offered in South Dakota along with an estimate of the costs employers face to offer certain benefits by viewing a brochure of highlights.

Exploring South Dakota Career Opportunities by Career Cluster

The Labor Market Information Center recently released an additional way to explore great South Dakota career opportunities--by Career Cluster. From a menu of Career Clusters, select one of interest to see a list of all the occupations included within that group. Then simply click on each occupation to learn more about it in the virtual labor market data system. The virtual system presents a wealth of information on each occupation, including state-specific employment, outlook and wage data.

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 November 2018 were released Thursday, Jan. 3, from 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.

December 2018 data for the metro areas will be released Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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.