South Dakota data for November 2014 just released
November 2014 statewide labor force and nonfarm industry employment data is now available online. See an overview of the new 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.
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.
What would Santa have to pay his elves in South Dakota for holiday preparations?
The list of naughty or nice checked twice. Toys crafted and packed in Santa’s sack. Reindeer cleared to soar once more. Sleigh tuned up for flight on the big night. These are just a few of the jobs Santa and his merry crew do to bring cheer to you. While cookies have been the preferred payment throughout the ages, what might they earn in South Dakota wages? Check out these Christmas fun facts (Adobe PDF format).
Seasonally adjusted October 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 October 2014 were published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Dec. 9. See the BLS news release or download the data from the BLS website now. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. November 2014 data will be available from BLS Dec. 30. See our release dates for other future releases. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.
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