Department of Numbers

South Dakota Job Growth

There were 446,500 jobs in South Dakota in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 451,007 employed persons for the month. South Dakota added 300 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,041 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 446,500 +300 +8,700
CPS 451,007 +1,041 +7,006

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 January 2019 for South Dakota at 447,800. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in South Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 446,200 in February 2019, South Dakota has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in South Dakota for March 2019 is at a new high of 451,007.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 446,500 300 451,007 1,041
February 2019 446,200 -1,600 449,966 1,297
January 2019 447,800 2,200 448,669 1,302
December 2018 445,600 2,000 447,367 -36
November 2018 443,600 2,300 447,403 94
October 2018 441,300 1,400 447,309 561
September 2018 439,900 500 446,748 719
August 2018 439,400 800 446,029 684
July 2018 438,600 500 445,345 578
June 2018 438,100 200 444,767 324
May 2018 437,900 3,000 444,443 234
April 2018 434,900 -2,900 444,209 208