Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 416,100 jobs in South Dakota in June 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 434,368 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 9,300 jobs in June 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,838 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 416,100 +9,300 -23,700
CPS 434,368 +13,838 -13,824

South Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for South Dakota 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 in South Dakota

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for South Dakota at 444,300. Since then 28,200 jobs have been lost in South Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 402,500 in April 2020, South Dakota has gained 13,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in South Dakota reached a maximum of 453,878 in March 2020. 19,510 jobs have been lost in South Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 419,024, South Dakota has added 15,344 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2020

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2020 416,100 9,300 434,368 13,838
May 2020 406,800 4,300 420,530 1,506
April 2020 402,500 -38,500 419,024 -34,854
March 2020 441,000 -3,300 453,878 2,380
February 2020 444,300 300 451,498 809
January 2020 444,000 900 450,689 656
December 2019 443,100 600 450,033 -57
November 2019 442,500 0 450,090 -17
October 2019 442,500 1,400 450,107 296
September 2019 441,100 600 449,811 476
August 2019 440,500 -500 449,335 549
July 2019 441,000 1,200 448,786 594