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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 71,500 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,987 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 318 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,500 +200 +2,100
CPS 75,987 +318 +2,454

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 in March 2022 is at a new high of 71,500.

CPS employment in March 2022 for Rapid City is at a new high of 75,987.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 71,500 200 75,987 318
February 2022 71,300 300 75,669 353
January 2022 71,000 400 75,316 362
December 2021 70,600 -200 74,954 -18
November 2021 70,800 100 74,972 36
October 2021 70,700 200 74,936 191
September 2021 70,500 200 74,745 239
August 2021 70,300 200 74,506 232
July 2021 70,100 0 74,274 214
June 2021 70,100 200 74,060 170
May 2021 69,900 200 73,890 174
April 2021 69,700 300 73,716 183