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Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2010 Annual Summary

Table 17 indicates 59 percent (39) of the counties showed worker growth from 2009 to 2010. The highest percentage gains occurred in Buffalo, Mellette and Hanson counties. The largest absolute gains occurred in Lincoln, Hughes and Todd.

Decreases in the number of covered workers occurred in 36 percent of the counties in South Dakota. The greatest percentage decreases happened in Ziebach, Miner and Deuel counties, and the largest absolute losses occurred in Minnehaha, Pennington and Brookings.

Three counties (Codington, Faulk and Meade) remained unchanged percentage-wise in the number of covered workers during 2010.

Number of Covered Workers by County
2010
County 2009 2010 Percent Change County 2009 2010 Percent Change
Aurora 874 921 5.4% Hyde 545 549 0.7%
Beadle 8,121 8,177 0.7% Jackson 727 735 1.1%
Bennett 875 878 0.3% Jerauld 1,339 1,446 8.0%
Bon Homme 1,864 1,858 -0.3% Jones 487 493 1.2%
Brookings 16,681 16,439 -1.5% Kingsbury 1,668 1,678 0.6%
Brown 19,890 20,009 0.6% Lake 4,526 4,461 -1.4%
Brule 1,957 2,004 2.4% Lawrence 11,514 11,547 0.3%
Buffalo 368 462 25.5% Lincoln 13,693 14,491 5.8%
Butte 2,703 2,686 -0.6% Lyman 1,473 1,502 2.0%
Campbell 413 400 -3.1% McCook 1,289 1,309 1.6%
Charles Mix 3,421 3,437 0.5% McPherson 638 626 -1.9%
Clark 873 930 6.5% Marshall 1,529 1,523 -0.4%
Clay 5,791 5,797 0.1% Meade 6,903 6,905 0.0%
Codington 14,918 14,916 0.0% Mellette 345 390 13.0%
Corson 870 860 -1.1% Miner 844 797 -5.6%
Custer 2,624 2,524 -3.8% Minnehaha 113,188 111,986 -1.1%
Davison 11,456 11,486 0.3% Moody 2,295 2,357 2.7%
Day 1,997 1,946 -2.6% Pennington 52,391 51,874 -1.0%
Deuel 1,624 1,534 -5.5% Perkins 1,136 1,119 -1.5%
Dewey 2,027 2,135 5.3% Potter 876 874 -0.2%
Douglas 1,075 1,116 3.8% Roberts 3,437 3,518 2.4%
Edmunds 1,124 1,191 6.0% Sanborn 690 670 -2.9%
Fall River 2,446 2,497 2.1% Shannon 3,752 3,662 -2.4%
Faulk 574 574 0.0% Spink 2,410 2,510 4.1%
Grant 3,706 3,777 1.9% Stanley 1,267 1,277 0.8%
Gregory 1,408 1,436 2.0% Sully 519 533 2.7%
Haakon 720 721 0.1% Todd 2,945 3,091 5.0%
Hamlin 1,670 1,684 0.8% Tripp 2,127 2,093 -1.6%
Hand 1,286 1,273 -1.0% Turner 2,306 2,194 -4.9%
Hanson 481 521 8.3% Union 8,749 8,607 -1.6%
Harding 398 419 5.3% Walworth 2,198 2,218 0.9%
Hughes 10,307 10,532 2.2% Yankton 11,807 11,773 -0.3%
Hutchinson 2,518 2,551 1.3% Ziebach 300 279 -7.0%
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Data subject to revision.
Produced by the Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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