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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 68,400 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,266 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 276 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,400 +300 +1,400
CPS 71,266 +276 +1,429

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 68,400.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Rapid City is at a new high of 71,266.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 68,400 300 71,266 276
February 2017 68,100 100 70,990 381
January 2017 68,000 600 70,609 528
December 2016 67,400 500 70,081 -76
November 2016 66,900 -300 70,157 19
October 2016 67,200 -400 70,138 109
September 2016 67,600 0 70,029 -40
August 2016 67,600 -200 70,069 -6
July 2016 67,800 600 70,075 162
June 2016 67,200 100 69,913 121
May 2016 67,100 0 69,792 -2
April 2016 67,100 100 69,794 -43