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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 70,300 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,841 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,300 +100 +1,600
CPS 72,841 +95 +1,397

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 70,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,168 for Rapid City in June 2018. 327 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 72,628, Rapid City has added 213 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 70,300 100 72,841 95
September 2018 70,200 1,000 72,746 118
August 2018 69,200 -700 72,628 -391
July 2018 69,900 -300 73,019 -149
June 2018 70,200 300 73,168 596
May 2018 69,900 600 72,572 126
April 2018 69,300 -400 72,446 -56
March 2018 69,700 -200 72,502 46
February 2018 69,900 0 72,456 414
January 2018 69,900 500 72,042 499
December 2017 69,400 100 71,543 1
November 2017 69,300 600 71,542 98