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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 158,400 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 148,235 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 336 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 158,400 +400 +2,500
CPS 148,235 +336 +2,506

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 158,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 148,734 for Sioux Falls in August 2018. 499 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 147,899, Sioux Falls has added 336 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 158,400 400 148,235 336
September 2018 158,000 -300 147,899 -835
August 2018 158,300 800 148,734 740
July 2018 157,500 100 147,994 613
June 2018 157,400 200 147,381 -173
May 2018 157,200 700 147,554 482
April 2018 156,500 -600 147,072 185
March 2018 157,100 200 146,887 148
February 2018 156,900 600 146,739 687
January 2018 156,300 -300 146,052 957
December 2017 156,600 700 145,095 -343
November 2017 155,900 0 145,438 -291