Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 440,700 jobs in South Dakota in June 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 444,742 employed persons for the month. South Dakota lost 400 jobs in June 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 440,700 -400 +6,500
CPS 444,742 +241 +4,880

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 May 2018 for South Dakota at 441,100. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in South Dakota according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in South Dakota for June 2018 is at a new high of 444,742.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2018

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2018 440,700 -400 444,742 241
May 2018 441,100 2,900 444,501 370
April 2018 438,200 -1,100 444,131 442
March 2018 439,300 -700 443,689 997
February 2018 440,000 1,200 442,692 1,040
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