Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth
There were 65,800 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,365 employed persons for the month. Rapid City added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 120 (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 2020 at 70,000. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,300 in April 2020, Rapid City has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,462 for Rapid City in March 2020. 3,097 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,792, Rapid City has added 4,573 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History