Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 447,900 jobs in South Dakota in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 453,997 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 1,700 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 633 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 447,900 +1,700 +8,000
CPS 453,997 +633 +7,249

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 June 2019 for South Dakota at 448,300. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in South Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 446,200 in August 2019, South Dakota has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in South Dakota for September 2019 is at a new high of 453,997.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 447,900 1,700 453,997 633
August 2019 446,200 -1,200 453,364 443
July 2019 447,400 -900 452,921 633
June 2019 448,300 1,200 452,288 520
May 2019 447,100 1,200 451,768 238
April 2019 445,900 -200 451,530 561
March 2019 446,100 -100 450,969 1,003
February 2019 446,200 -1,600 449,966 1,297
January 2019 447,800 2,200 448,669 1,302
December 2018 445,600 2,000 447,367 -36
November 2018 443,600 2,300 447,403 94
October 2018 441,300 1,400 447,309 561