Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

July 2015
Labor Market Information Center
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Overview of South Dakota labor market

June 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.

South Dakota Graduate Outcomes System launched

The South Dakota Postsecondary Graduate Outcomes System just released by our agency provides students, job seekers, career counselors, educators and policy makers with a better understanding about the connections between postsecondary education choices and employment outcomes. Tell me more about the Graduate Outcomes System.

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. The table footnotes identify the counties included within each respective area. See the industry employment projections and the occupational employment projections.

The Hills (and the South Dakota economy) will soon be alive with the sound of motorcycles

To commemorate the upcoming 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, we compiled some fun related labor market facts in a Rally Report (Adobe PDF format). Enjoy some light reading while you learn more about how this major South Dakota visitor event helps rev up our economy.

Latest data releases

View and print tables of the most current data available, including labor force, nonfarm wage and salaried worker levels by industry, annualized pay, activity levels of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and more.

Printable Labor Bulletin

Print this month's issue of the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin (in Adobe .pdf format*). Print a past issue from an archive.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation services

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation can provide businesses with employment-related solutions and help people with job placement and career transition services. For more information, visit their website. DLR has professional staff in 16 offices throughout the state ready to serve your needs. Find the nearest office.

Subscribe to the e-Labor Bulletin

Subscribe to the e-Labor Bulletin to receive an email when the monthly publication has been posted online.

Release dates

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

Contact us

Labor Market Information Center
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.2314 or 1.800.592.1881
Fax: 605.626.2322

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