Department of Numbers

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 152,700 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 145,018 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls lost 1,100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 633 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 152,700 -1,100 -1,300
CPS 145,018 -633 +739

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

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

CES employment for Sioux Falls peaked in April 2017 at 155,300. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 145,750 for Sioux Falls in August 2017. 732 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 152,700 -1,100 145,018 -633
October 2017 153,800 -1,300 145,651 -29
September 2017 155,100 500 145,680 -70
August 2017 154,600 100 145,750 581
July 2017 154,500 0 145,169 992
June 2017 154,500 -800 144,177 -560
May 2017 155,300 0 144,737 -89
April 2017 155,300 700 144,826 -203
March 2017 154,600 900 145,029 78
February 2017 153,700 -400 144,951 291
January 2017 154,100 300 144,660 825
December 2016 153,800 -200 143,835 -444