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Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 69,800 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,188 employed persons for the month. Rapid City lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 203 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,800 -100 +1,800
CPS 72,188 +203 +1,198

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 2018 at 69,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Rapid City is at a new high of 72,188.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 69,800 -100 72,188 203
January 2018 69,900 500 71,985 295
December 2017 69,400 100 71,690 -162
November 2017 69,300 600 71,852 346
October 2017 68,700 -400 71,506 206
September 2017 69,100 200 71,300 -319
August 2017 68,900 0 71,619 126
July 2017 68,900 400 71,493 148
June 2017 68,500 100 71,345 153
May 2017 68,400 0 71,192 -95
April 2017 68,400 200 71,287 1
March 2017 68,200 200 71,286 296