Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

What's New?

South Dakota data for September 2014 just released

September 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.

Seasonally adjusted August 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 August 2014 are available from 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. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. September 2014 data will be available from BLS Oct. 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.

Historical labor force employment trends for South Dakota

The Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau allows a comparison of South Dakota's labor force trends compared to other states in the nation, with data available by gender and age group too. Tell me more.

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