South Dakota's labor force under the microscope
Who makes up South Dakota's labor force? How is the size of the labor force trending? Will there be adequate workers for economic growth in the future? We took a look at these and other issues in this month's article on South Dakota's labor force.
Overview of South Dakota labor market
April 2016 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 March 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 March 2016 have been released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). See the BLS news release or view the data specifically for South Dakota's MSAs.
April 2016 data will be released June 1. Historical data back to 1990 for all metro areas nationwide is available to download in a .txt file from BLS website. For more information about seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas, please see the Question and Answer document prepared by BLS.
Click here to find out when the next data release from LMIC will be.