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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 163,200 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,436 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls added 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 136 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,200 +300 +4,700
CPS 154,436 +136 +5,427

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

CES employment for Sioux Falls peaked in August 2019 at 163,500. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 162,900 in September 2019, Sioux Falls has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Sioux Falls is at a new high of 154,436.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 163,200 300 154,436 136
September 2019 162,900 -600 154,300 353
August 2019 163,500 600 153,947 519
July 2019 162,900 1,000 153,428 776
June 2019 161,900 600 152,652 732
May 2019 161,300 -500 151,920 639
April 2019 161,800 200 151,281 636
March 2019 161,600 200 150,645 535
February 2019 161,400 200 150,110 597
January 2019 161,200 600 149,513 501
December 2018 160,600 1,000 149,012 -9
November 2018 159,600 1,100 149,021 12