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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Webinar Training Opportunity

The South Dakota Retailers Association and the Department of Labor and Regulation hosted a webinar May 17 on how to access tons of labor market information helpful to employers. The training covered a demonstration of the virtual labor market data system with tips and tricks for tapping into occupational wage rates, industry employment trends, unemployment rates, labor force data and more. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube.

New Wage Data Available

The wage estimates for specific occupations have been updated and now reflect second quarter 2016 data collected from South Dakota employers. Access the wage data from the virtual labor market data system. Also provided are links for definitions of each occupation and technical explanations about the data. Contact us at 605.626.2314 if you need assistance or have questions.


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