Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 445,700 jobs in South Dakota in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 461,048 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 2,600 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,168 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 445,700 +2,600 +9,200
CPS 461,048 +2,168 +10,153

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 March 2022 for South Dakota is at a new high of 445,700.

CPS employment in South Dakota for March 2022 is at a new high of 461,048.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 445,700 2,600 461,048 2,168
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
November 2021 442,200 -1,700 456,238 182
October 2021 443,900 1,400 456,056 792
September 2021 442,500 -100 455,264 621
August 2021 442,600 200 454,643 626
July 2021 442,400 2,900 454,017 594
June 2021 439,500 600 453,423 709
May 2021 438,900 700 452,714 818
April 2021 438,200 1,700 451,896 1,001