Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

The Labor Market Information Center collects, analyzes and provides to the public information on the labor market of the state. This includes information such as employment levels, unemployment rates, wage and earnings data, estimates of available labor, employment projections, business staffing patterns, career planning information, etc. Among those who use our information are employers, career decision makers, and education, economic development, job placement and training program planners.

The Labor Market Information Center is South Dakota's representative for federal-state cooperative programs with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and therefore has access to and expertise on labor market information for the nation and other states.

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Projections YouTube videoThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) now has a YouTube video, "Understanding the BLS Employment Projections." Check it out to learn more about the occupational and industry employment projections available for the United States and South Dakota.

For consistency across states and data validity, the LMIC uses the BLS methodology when developing occupational and industry employment projections. South Dakota projections for 2014-2024 are available on this website.

BLS recently released the national employment projections for 2016-2026. South Dakota statewide projections for 2016-2026 will be available in the summer of 2018.


Contact Us

Labor Market Information Center
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.2314 or 1.800.592.1881
Fax: 605.626.2322