Department of Numbers

Rapid City, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 69,800 jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,208 employed persons for the month. Rapid City lost 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 312 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rapid City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,800 -400 +900
CPS 73,208 -312 +752

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 2019 at 70,200. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Rapid City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,846 for Rapid City in December 2018. 638 jobs have been lost in Rapid City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 69,800 -400 73,208 -312
January 2019 70,200 200 73,520 -326
December 2018 70,000 200 73,846 393
November 2018 69,800 600 73,453 518
October 2018 69,200 300 72,935 189
September 2018 68,900 -300 72,746 118
August 2018 69,200 0 72,628 -391
July 2018 69,200 -100 73,019 -149
June 2018 69,300 200 73,168 596
May 2018 69,100 400 72,572 126
April 2018 68,700 -200 72,446 -56
March 2018 68,900 0 72,502 46