South Dakota’s Department of Labor and Regulation released statewide employment projections by industries. The latest data was published July of 2022, provides a snapshot on projected growth per industry from 2020 to 2030. Our state’s hospitals 2020 employment numbers reached 28,255 people. Projected growth for the hospital industry by 2030 is expected to reach 32,213 employees or a 14% increase. Nursing homes and residential care facilities are not expected to see as much growth. In 2020 this industry employed 12,829 individuals and by 2030 are expected to reach 13,585, a growth of only 756 people or 5.9%.
There are also short-term industry employment projects available per industry for South Dakota, looking at 2021 through 2023. The latest data published in March of 2022 shows hospitals are expected to see a 3.9% growth by the end of 2023, nursing home and residential care facilities may only see 0.5% increase in employment growth.
To learn more about South Dakota’s labor market, visit the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Labor Market Information Center.