Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth
There were 74,200 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,923 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 900 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 73 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 February 2023 at 74,800. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,300 in August 2023, Rapid City has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 78,427 for Rapid City in April 2023. 504 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2023 low of 77,850, Rapid City has added 73 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History