Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Overview of South Dakota labor market

October 2015 labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is now available online. See an overview of the new data.

Talkin' turkey

As friend and families prepare to gather from near and far for Thanksgiving, we serve up some Thanksgiving-related labor market information for your consumption.

Snapshot of South Dakota's economy

Get a quick synopsis, or snapshot, of the most current data available for numerous closely watched economic indicators.

Labor market information barometer

A real time labor market Information line graph, "LMI Barometer," graphically monitors fluctuations in the state's labor market, comparing the number of South Dakota residents seeking employment with the number of available jobs and the number of New Hires reported, using the most current data possible. See the LMI Barometer.

Seasonally adjusted September 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 September 2015 were released October 28 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or download the data from the BLS website now. October 2015 data will be released Dec. 7. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.

Release dates

Click here to find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184