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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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New Career Search Tool Available

We’ve created a new tool to help students and other career planners learn more about all the great opportunities available right in South Dakota. You can now explore by Career Cluster to see a list of all the occupations included in each group. Simply click on each occupation to learn more in the virtual labor market data system. The virtual system offers a wealth of information on each occupation, including state-specific employment, outlook and wage data, current job openings and more!


South Dakota Hot Careers

Hot Careers
High Demand - High Wage OccupationsDiscover South Dakota's 30 highest demand and highest wage occupations. Learn more about these Hot Careers offering great opportunities right here in South Dakota featuring these resources: occupational profiles, links to current job openings, links to the virtual labor market data system, employment projections and current wage estimates.


2017 Annual Workforce Report Available

2017 Annual Workforce ReportThe Labor Market Information Center recently released the 2017 Annual Workforce Report (Adobe PDF format). Take a glimpse at the state of South Dakota’s economy in 2017 through analysis of data on labor force, workers by industry, poverty, population projections, employment projections, high demand/high wage careers of the future and more! Use the power of information to plan for the future.


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