Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 443,800 jobs in South Dakota in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 445,204 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 1,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 220 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 443,800 +1,500 +7,300
CPS 445,204 +220 +4,478

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 October 2018 for South Dakota is at a new high of 443,800.

CPS employment in South Dakota for October 2018 is at a new high of 445,204.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 443,800 1,500 445,204 220
September 2018 442,300 1,800 444,984 171
August 2018 440,500 700 444,813 -20
July 2018 439,800 0 444,833 146
June 2018 439,800 -1,300 444,687 186
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