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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 154,900 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 146,112 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls added 400 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 943 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 154,900 +400 +1,600
CPS 146,112 +943 +2,797

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 400 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 154,500 in June 2017, Sioux Falls has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Sioux Falls is at a new high of 146,112.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 154,900 400 146,112 943
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
November 2016 154,000 700 144,279 24
October 2016 153,300 -100 144,255 591
September 2016 153,400 100 143,664 349