Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 437,100 jobs in South Dakota in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 444,155 employed persons for the month. South Dakota lost 1,800 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 109 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 437,100 -1,800 +5,400
CPS 444,155 -109 +4,367

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in South Dakota according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in South Dakota reached a maximum of 444,264 in April 2017. 109 jobs have been lost in South Dakota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 437,100 -1,800 444,155 -109
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
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