Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 436,300 jobs in South Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 443,400 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 222 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 436,300 +800 +1,000
CPS 443,400 +222 +2,444

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 peaked in April 2017 for South Dakota at 438,900. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in South Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 435,500 in October 2017, South Dakota has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in South Dakota reached a maximum of 444,264 in April 2017. 864 jobs have been lost in South Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 442,850, South Dakota has added 550 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 436,300 800 443,400 222
October 2017 435,500 -1,800 443,178 161
September 2017 437,300 1,400 443,017 167
August 2017 435,900 200 442,850 -372
July 2017 435,700 -200 443,222 -624
June 2017 435,900 -1,200 443,846 -302
May 2017 437,100 -1,800 444,148 -116
April 2017 438,900 700 444,264 317
March 2017 438,200 1,400 443,947 688
February 2017 436,800 2,000 443,259 1,153
January 2017 434,800 -600 442,106 1,177
December 2016 435,400 100 440,929 -27