Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

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 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. 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.

National labor market statistics for March 2014 released April 4

Nationally, number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 10.5 million, and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent. Both measures have shown little movement since December 2013. Over the year, the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate were down by 1.2 million and 0.8 percentage point, respectively.

The nation's nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March. Job growth averaged 183,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In March, employment grew in professional and business services, health care, and mining and logging.

See the full Employment Situation Summary published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Updated occupational wage data available

The occupational wage data available from this website has been updated to the quarter ending in December 2013, based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employer Cost Index.

Nonfarm industry trends in 2013

As we do each year once annual average data for the prior year becomes available, we reviewed nonfarm worker trends by industry for 2013. This article looks not only at statewide trends, but at worker levels in the metro areas and balance of state as well.

Overview of South Dakota labor market

February 2014 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 January 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 January 2014 was released March 21 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. Historical data back to 2000 is available upon request to the BLS. February 2014 data will be available from BLS April 9. 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 of benchmarked data

Revised annual labor force data for 2009-2013 for all geographic areas within South Dakota will be released in our online data retrieval systems on April 18, 2014. Revised statewide data has already been released.

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

Release dates

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

 

 

 

 

 


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
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Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
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