Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

What's New?

South Dakota data for March 2014 just released

March 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.

Release of benchmarked data

Revised annual labor force data for 2009-2013 for all other geographic areas within South Dakota is being released in our online data retrieval systems April 18, 2014.

The data is being revised because of regularly scheduled benchmarking of the data. For more information, see " benchmarking" on our Definitions page.

Seasonally adjusted February 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 February 2014 was released April 9 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. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. March 2014 data will be available from BLS April 29. 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.

Release dates

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

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