Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Occupational Employment Projections

South Dakota Employment Projections
for Occupations with Higher-than-Average Projected Demand
and Which Typically Require Doctoral or Professional Degree
2010 - 2020
SOC* Code Occupational Title 2010 Workers 2020 Workers Numeric Change Percent Change Avg. Annual Openings
23-1011 Lawyers 1,515 1,685 170 11.2% 46
29-1051 Pharmacists 915 1,030 115 12.6% 35
*SOC Code - Standard Occupational Classification, 2000. For definitions of each SOC occupation, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website at

Data is preliminary and subject to revision. Occupations with fewer than 20 workers in 2010 were excluded. Number of jobs data for 2010 and 2020 rounded to nearest five.

Demand data is the summation of job openings estimated due to projected employment growth and job openings projected to be created due to replacement need of current workers. Replacement need is estimated by multiplying occupational employment estimates by national replacement rates supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These rates estimate the number of job openings, by occupation, which will be attributed to a worker permanently leaving an occupation (e.g. retirement, death, exits the workforce, etc. ). Average annual demand data are calculated by dividing by ten, the number of years in the projection period. The average annual demand across all occupations is 23; thus those occupations with annual average demand greater than 23 are considered as having higher than average annual demand through 2020.

For more information, visit our Projections Methodology Web page. Click here for more information on educational levels.

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Labor Market Information Center, May 2013.

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