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Sioux Falls, South Dakota Job Growth

There were 154,400 jobs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 149,165 employed persons for the month. Sioux Falls added 800 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sioux Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 154,400 +800 -5,900
CPS 149,165 +9 -2,707

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 160,900. Since then 6,500 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,800 in April 2020, Sioux Falls has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 152,017 for Sioux Falls in July 2019. 2,852 jobs have been lost in Sioux Falls since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 139,646, Sioux Falls has added 9,519 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 154,400 800 149,165 9
July 2020 153,600 500 149,156 192
June 2020 153,100 4,500 148,964 6,176
May 2020 148,600 2,800 142,788 3,142
April 2020 145,800 -14,000 139,646 -11,098
March 2020 159,800 -1,100 150,744 -989
February 2020 160,900 200 151,733 351
January 2020 160,700 1,000 151,382 585
December 2019 159,700 -900 150,797 -250
November 2019 160,600 200 151,047 -271
October 2019 160,400 -100 151,318 -286
September 2019 160,500 200 151,604 -268