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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 161,400 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,427 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls added 900 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 254 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 161,400 +900 +4,300
CPS 155,427 +254 +8,170

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 February 2020 at 162,100. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 146,100 in April 2020, Sioux Falls has gained 15,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,094 for Sioux Falls in August 2021. 1,667 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls since then according to the household survey. From a September 2021 low of 154,806, Sioux Falls has added 621 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 161,400 900 155,427 254
October 2021 160,500 0 155,173 367
September 2021 160,500 -300 154,806 -2,288
August 2021 160,800 -100 157,094 856
July 2021 160,900 700 156,238 1,214
June 2021 160,200 1,100 155,024 1,036
May 2021 159,100 300 153,988 850
April 2021 158,800 700 153,138 441
March 2021 158,100 500 152,697 233
February 2021 157,600 100 152,464 273
January 2021 157,500 300 152,191 84
December 2020 157,200 100 152,107 4,850