Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 438,000 jobs in South Dakota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 443,938 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 1,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 679 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 438,000 +1,200 +7,000
CPS 443,938 +679 +4,600

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 March 2017 for South Dakota is at a new high of 438,000.

CPS employment in South Dakota for March 2017 is at a new high of 443,938.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 438,000 1,200 443,938 679
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
November 2016 435,300 1,000 440,956 55
October 2016 434,300 500 440,901 102
September 2016 433,800 300 440,799 169
August 2016 433,500 -300 440,630 237
July 2016 433,800 900 440,393 301
June 2016 432,900 1,200 440,092 304
May 2016 431,700 100 439,788 246
April 2016 431,600 600 439,542 204