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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Rapid City, South Dakota Metro Area

MSA: Rapid City, SD
counties: Custer, Meade, Pennington
Population (2016 estimate): 146,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 2.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 67,000
Average Earnings (2016): $38,890

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 1,750 26.8 0.5 $82,640
Business and Financial Operations 2,550 39.0 0.8 $58,760
IT and Mathematical 940 14.3 0.5 $60,150
Architecture and Engineering 830 12.8 0.7 $60,400
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 760 11.7 1.4 $54,670
Community and Social Services 1,220 18.7 1.3 $37,930
Legal and Judicial 340 5.3 0.7 $67,810
Education, Training, and Library 3,340 51.1 0.8 $45,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 950 14.5 1.1 $30,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 5,090 77.9 1.3 $56,500
Healthcare Support 1,600 24.5 0.9 $27,710
Protective Services 1,290 19.8 0.8 $39,130
Food Preparation and Serving Related 7,430 113.8 1.2 $19,900
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,120 47.7 1.5 $23,250
Personal Care and Services 2,140 32.7 1.0 $22,790
Sales and Related 8,210 125.7 1.2 $24,820
Office and Administrative Support 10,360 158.6 1.0 $28,710
Construction and Extraction 4,330 66.3 1.7 $35,670
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,900 44.3 1.1 $40,500
Production 2,560 39.2 0.6 $28,220
Transportation and Material Moving 3,510 53.8 0.8 $29,140

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