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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 71,400 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,448 employed persons for the month. Rapid City lost 100 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 52 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,400 -100 +1,300
CPS 76,448 -52 +2,174

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 March 2022 at 71,800. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,500 for Rapid City in June 2022. 52 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 71,400 -100 76,448 -52
June 2022 71,500 -300 76,500 122
May 2022 71,800 100 76,378 220
April 2022 71,700 -100 76,158 168
March 2022 71,800 500 75,990 321
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