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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 157,100 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 153,814 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls lost 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 282 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 157,100 -400 -5,000
CPS 153,814 +282 +2,081

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 5,000 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 11,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Sioux Falls is at a new high of 153,814.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 157,100 -400 153,814 282
January 2021 157,500 300 153,532 5,053
December 2020 157,200 100 148,479 356
November 2020 157,100 200 148,123 310
October 2020 156,900 0 147,813 -1,426
September 2020 156,900 1,700 149,239 182
August 2020 155,200 600 149,057 -99
July 2020 154,600 2,300 149,156 192
June 2020 152,300 3,400 148,964 6,176
May 2020 148,900 2,800 142,788 3,142
April 2020 146,100 -15,500 139,646 -11,098
March 2020 161,600 -500 150,744 -989