Long-touted for its outstanding workforce, South Dakota continues to provide its companies with educated, available force. We boast rankings among the top in the nation when it comes to unemployment rates, have a higher-than-average labor participation rate, and are proud to be a right-to-work state. View our current and historical data on South Dakota's labor force, wages, earnings and employee benefits.
From elementary to higher education, South Dakota students shine. Our students receive the nation’s sixth-best SAT scores, our 12-K student-teacher ratio ranks among the top, and we offer our students a whole host of secondary education opportunities. Among them: