Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 439,900 jobs in South Dakota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 442,634 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 1,100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 982 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 439,900 +1,100 +6,100
CPS 442,634 +982 +3,427

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 in February 2018 for South Dakota is at a new high of 439,900.

CPS employment in South Dakota for February 2018 is at a new high of 442,634.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 439,900 1,100 442,634 982
January 2018 438,800 600 441,652 936
December 2017 438,200 1,400 440,716 -24
November 2017 436,800 300 440,740 14
October 2017 436,500 1,300 440,726 202
September 2017 435,200 1,000 440,524 262
August 2017 434,200 700 440,262 195
July 2017 433,500 -700 440,067 205
June 2017 434,200 -100 439,862 142
May 2017 434,300 -500 439,720 137
April 2017 434,800 1,000 439,583 164
March 2017 433,800 0 439,419 212