Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth
There were 68,200 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,210 employed persons for the month. Rapid City lost 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 86 (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 1,500 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 7,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in May 2021 for Rapid City is at a new high of 74,210.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History