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South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin

July 2017


Comprehensive overview of 2016 industry employment and wage data just released

The 2016 Summary of Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages data was released on this website July 21. This annual summary includes a wealth of information on employment and wages by industry in South Dakota, including an analysis of each industry that incorporates narrative as well as tables and graphs, plus data by county and size class of employer. Dive into this deep pool of labor market data to see how it may benefit you.

Moving beyond the labor market barometer

Learn why the labor market barometer published each month on this website is being discontinued, and how you can still access the save valuable real-time metrics of labor market activity. Tell me more.

Overview of South Dakota Labor Market

See an overview of the May labor market in South Dakota, including the estimated labor supply, labor force and nonfarm worker data.

Snapshot of South Dakota's Economy

Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators. The snapshot was recently enhanced to include comparative data for the month prior. Labor force data for the metro areas was also added.

Survey says ...

We recently conducted a survey on the Virtual Labor Market Data System available from our website. While employers are its most frequent users, the system offers something for everyone, from educators to job seekers and economic developers to private individuals. The most sought after data is occupational wage data, followed by labor force data (including unemployment rates). Nearly two-thirds of users reported it met their needs extremely well or very well and were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with its ease of use. We invite you to explore today all the system has to offer you! Just use the "Virtual Labor Market Data System" link at the left, second option from the top.

Seasonally Adjusted May 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 May 2017 were released June 28 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.

June 2017 data for the metro areas will be released August 2, 2017. 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.

Latest Data Releases

View and print tables of the most current data available, including labor force, nonfarm wage and salaried worker levels by industry, annualized pay, activity levels of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and more.

Printable Labor Bulletin

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South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Services

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation provides services for businesses to help them maintain a skilled workforce and handle various labor issues and services for individuals to help them identify opportunities and prepare for and maintain productive employment. DLR has professional staff in 16 job service offices throughout the state ready to serve your needs. Find the nearest job service office.

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