I am a data guru with the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development. I live and breathe statistics and methods for effectively communicating what South Dakota has to offer to the business community. This translates into being the office GIS whiz, along with an amateur graphic designer. When not wading into statistics and making them look pretty, I also manage the GOED Blog and research a wide range of topics key to economic development.
Newly released union membership data is now available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and it shows that union membership rates continue to decline in South Dakota. In 2013, South Dakota’s Union Membership Rate decreased from 5.6% to 4.8%…. Read More ›
We’re all vaguely familiar with the Census Bureau thanks to a survey dropped in our mailboxes every ten years. We answer some general questions about the number of people in our household and a few household characteristics and then don’t… Read More ›