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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 68,800 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,859 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 353 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,800 +600 +1,900
CPS 71,859 +353 +1,702

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Rapid City 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 for Rapid City, South Dakota

CES employment for Rapid City peaked in June 2017 at 68,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,100 in September 2017, Rapid City has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Rapid City is at a new high of 71,859.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 68,800 600 71,859 353
October 2017 68,200 100 71,506 206
September 2017 68,100 -700 71,300 -319
August 2017 68,800 0 71,619 126
July 2017 68,800 -100 71,493 148
June 2017 68,900 400 71,345 153
May 2017 68,500 300 71,192 -95
April 2017 68,200 -200 71,287 1
March 2017 68,400 300 71,286 296
February 2017 68,100 100 70,990 381
January 2017 68,000 600 70,609 528
December 2016 67,400 500 70,081 -76