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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 157,100 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 146,351 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls lost 1,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,070 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 157,100 -1,300 +4,200
CPS 146,351 -1,070 +3,171

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 November 2016 at 158,400. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 147,421 for Sioux Falls in November 2016. 1,070 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 157,100 -1,300 146,351 -1,070
November 2016 158,400 1,300 147,421 752
October 2016 157,100 1,000 146,669 1,041
September 2016 156,100 -1,000 145,628 -249
August 2016 157,100 200 145,877 358
July 2016 156,900 1,500 145,519 1,599
June 2016 155,400 300 143,920 500
May 2016 155,100 800 143,420 -438
April 2016 154,300 -400 143,858 -1,968
March 2016 154,700 -300 145,826 -286
February 2016 155,000 1,100 146,112 832
January 2016 153,900 1,000 145,280 2,100