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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How to Find and Use Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Webinar

On Trend: How to Find and Use Bureau of Labor Statistics Data WebinarThere's a wealth of information available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that can help you see how your business is doing compared to other businesses, and help in your planning. During a webinar co-sponsored by the South Dakota Retailers Association and the Department of Labor and Regulation, a BLS economist will provide insight on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and how the numbers are generated, consumer expenditures, wages by occupation, employment projections, and the Producer Price Index. Most of the South Dakota-specific data available that will be touched on is produced right here in South Dakota by the Labor Market Information Center. You'll also learn how to find useful information on the BLS website. Register for the webinar. LMIC is the agency in South Dakota responsible for the federal-state cooperative statistical programs through which the bulk of the data are produced. LMIC analysts have vast knowledge of BLS data and are very familiar with the BLS website. If, after the webinar, you need assistance, please feel free to contact LMIC.


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