Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 440,000 jobs in South Dakota in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 443,683 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 700 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 337 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 440,000 +700 +10,200
CPS 443,683 -337 +4,088

South Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for South Dakota as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in South Dakota

CES employment in November 2016 for South Dakota is at a new high of 440,000.

CPS employment in South Dakota reached a maximum of 444,297 in July 2016. 614 jobs have been lost in South Dakota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 440,000 700 443,683 -337
October 2016 439,300 400 444,020 -41
September 2016 438,900 900 444,061 -223
August 2016 438,000 1,300 444,284 -13
July 2016 436,700 100 444,297 407
June 2016 436,600 2,000 443,890 621
May 2016 434,600 2,300 443,269 176
April 2016 432,300 0 443,093 214
March 2016 432,300 0 442,879 700
February 2016 432,300 800 442,179 1,077
January 2016 431,500 300 441,102 1,287
December 2015 431,200 1,400 439,815 220