Pre-Scheduled Release Dates and Links to Data*
|Reference Month of Data||Release of U.S. Data||Release of Statewide
Labor Force & Nonfarm Worker Data
|Release of all
Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data for Metropolitan Areas
*Please note: During the suspension of federal government services October 1 through October 15, 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its cooperative state programs did not collect data, issue reports or respond to public inquiries. Updates have begun again now that the federal government has resumed operations, but release dates are delayed.
An October 2013 issue of the South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin was released October 29, 2013 but did not contain any September 2013 data developed in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (labor force, nonfarm wage and salaried worker levels, etc.). The BLS has announced preliminary data will not be released as it normally is for the month of September 2013; instead, revised September 2013 data will be released along with preliminary October data. Statewide data will be released November 19; substate data will be released in the e-Labor Bulletin on November 26.
Links to Data on Release Dates
The following are links to where each release of data can be found on our website on the date indicated (by 9 a.m. that day unless otherwise noted below).
U.S. data - What's New Web page
Statewide labor force & nonfarm worker data - Overview Web page
All monthly data and South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin - e-Labor Bulletin Web page
Seasonally adjusted labor force data for metropolitan areas - What's New Web page (with links to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for data; available by 3 p.m.)
Please note: Each year, there is a lag in the publication of January estimates due to data benchmarking, which is a time-consuming but important process to ensure accuracy of data. For more information on benchmarking, please visit our technical notes page.
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