Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth
There were 67,400 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,134 employed persons for the month. Rapid City lost 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 143 (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 January 2020 at 69,700. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,100 in April 2020, Rapid City has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,279 for Rapid City in June 2021. 145 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History