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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 70,100 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,419 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,100 +100 +900
CPS 73,419 +175 +1,259

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Rapid City 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 for Rapid City, South Dakota

CES employment for Rapid City peaked in January 2019 at 70,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,900 in February 2019, Rapid City has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Rapid City is at a new high of 73,419.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 70,100 100 73,419 175
June 2019 70,000 100 73,244 138
May 2019 69,900 -100 73,106 14
April 2019 70,000 100 73,092 124
March 2019 69,900 0 72,968 145
February 2019 69,900 -300 72,823 224
January 2019 70,200 200 72,599 237
December 2018 70,000 200 72,362 7
November 2018 69,800 600 72,355 34
October 2018 69,200 300 72,321 70
September 2018 68,900 -300 72,251 54
August 2018 69,200 0 72,197 37