Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth
There were 68,000 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,495 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 September 2016 at 69,000. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,900 in November 2016, Rapid City has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,607 for Rapid City in April 2008. 112 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey. From a October 2010 low of 66,192, Rapid City has added 4,303 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History