Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 457,600 jobs in South Dakota in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 466,138 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 1,700 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 457,600 +1,700 +15,400
CPS 466,138 -309 +9,900

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 November 2022 for South Dakota is at a new high of 457,600.

CPS employment in South Dakota reached a maximum of 467,380 in August 2022. 1,242 jobs have been lost in South Dakota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 457,600 1,700 466,138 -309
October 2022 455,900 2,000 466,447 -601
September 2022 453,900 800 467,048 -332
August 2022 453,100 2,000 467,380 38
July 2022 451,100 3,200 467,342 824
June 2022 447,900 -1,200 466,518 1,516
May 2022 449,100 1,500 465,002 2,217
April 2022 447,600 2,000 462,785 1,740
March 2022 445,600 2,500 461,045 2,165
February 2022 443,100 700 458,880 1,184
January 2022 442,400 300 457,696 1,406
December 2021 442,100 -100 456,290 52