Total Labor Force (2018)

460,970

Total Population

882,235

Population Rank Among States

47th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$11,961

Rank Among States

39th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.0%

Rank Among States

9th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board

South Dakota Workforce Development Council

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South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

Official State Workforce Agency

SDWORKS

Official State Job Bank

WIOA Funding

Total funding received by South Dakota under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

South Dakota's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

South Dakota National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.1%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.0%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.0%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
14.9%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
68.8%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (5.6% South Dakota | 12.0% National)
5.6%
12%
High school (27.1% South Dakota | 27.1% National)
27.1%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (33.0% South Dakota | 28.9% National)
33%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (34.2% South Dakota | 32.0% National)
34.2%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

South Dakota's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

South Dakota Department of Labor


The October Labor Bulletin focuses on projected openings in South Dakota occupations to 2028, delving into those for which demand for workers is expected to be the highest.
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The state minimum wage will increase from $9.30/hour to $9.45/hour effective Jan. 1, 2021: https://t.co/U5wOdLJ5gR. https://t.co/YwjAPCyz0I SouthDakotaDLR photo

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