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Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2010 Annual Summary

Leisure & Hospitality Industry Group

The Leisure and Hospitality industry group is comprised of the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation industry, and the Accommodation and Food Services industry. Businesses within this industry group provide cultural, recreational or entertainment services, or provide customers with lodging and/or food for immediate consumption.

South Dakota Covered Workers and Pay
Leisure and Hospitality Services Industry Group
Industry Group, Industry and Subsector
Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Leisure and Hospitality Services 3,206 43,000 $13,124
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 709 6,376 $15,776
   Performing Arts and Spectator Sports 119 957 $14,081
   Museums, Historical Sites, Zoos and Parks 44 492 $20,453
   Amusements, Gambling and Recreation 546 4,927 $15,638
  Accommodation and Food Services 2,497 36,624 $12,662
   Accommodation 581 8,212 $14,894
   Food Services and Drinking Places 1,916 28,412 $12,017
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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Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
NAICS Sector 71

The Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector includes a range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. This sector as a whole had a worker loss of 1.2 percent, dropping from 6,454 in 2009 to 6,376 in 2010.

The first of the three subsectors in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector is the Performing Arts, Spectator sports and Related Industries (NAICS 711) subsector. During 2010, this subsector gained back all of the workers lost in 2009. The 2009 average number of workers totaled 916; in 2010 there was an average of 957 workers (4.5 percent increase). The annual average pay for this subsector fell less than one percent, to a level of $14,081.

The subsector of Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions (NAICS 712) continues to maintain a relatively steady worker level, with levels rising from 475 in 2009 to 492 in 2010. Where last year there was a loss of less than a half a percent in annual wages, this year there was a gain of 1.1 percent.

The largest subsection in this sector is the Amusements, Gambling and Recreation (NAICS 713) subsector. This subsector covers a large range of establishments, from amusement parks, water parks and arcades to casinos and bingo parlors. As in the previous year this subsector continued to note small losses. The average number of workers in 2009 was 5,063; in 2010 there were 4,927. This equates to a loss of 136 workers or (2.7 percent). The average annual pay level dipped one percent from $15,799 in 2009 to $15,638 in 2010.


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Accommodation and Food Service
NAICS Sector 72

Accommodation and Food Service is a large industry sector which held stable in average employment and showed a healthy percentage increase in annual average wages. This industry sector had a small incremental increase in worker numbers as it has since 2001, with the exception of a small step back in 2009. The 2009 worker level was 36,451, compared to a 2010 level of 36,624 (0.5 percent). This sector saw an increase in annual average wages of 3.6 percent in 2010, for an annual pay of $12,662.

The Accommodations subsector was the only one to lose establishments in this sector, decreasing by five. However, this subsector added workers, from an average of 8,015 in 2009 to 8,212 in 2010 (2.5 percent). The worker increase, despite the loss of establishments, suggests the establishment losses were in the area of small motels often referred to as 'ma and pa' operations struggling to compete with the larger motels that often offer more than just sleeping accommodations. The average annual pay in this subsection increased by 3.3 percent, from $14,424 in 2009 to $14,894 in 2010.

Although the Food Service (NAICS 722) subsector reversed a trend of the previous couple of years by adding 16 establishments, employment levels remained steady. In 2009 there were 28,436 workers compared to 28,412 workers in 2010. This subsector experienced a 3.6 percent increase in average annual pay. In 2009, the average worker earned $11,596 compared to an average of $12,017 in 2010.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
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