Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Industry and occupational employment projections now available for areas within South Dakota

For the first time ever, we have published employment projections by industry and by occupation for sub-state areas within South Dakota. The projections use a base year of 2012, with employment levels projected to 2022. The areas for which the data are now available include the Rapid City and Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the Central Area, the East Area and the West Area. See the industry employment projections and the occupational employment projections. The table footnotes identify the counties included within each respective area.

Overview of South Dakota labor market

May 2015 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 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