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Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2010 Annual Summary

Summary of 2010 Trends

The number of employees covered by unemployment insurance in 2010 was 389,198 workers. This represents a decrease of 0.1 percent from 2009. This chart indicates that six industries showed worker losses while five industries increased during 2010. In 2010, the number of covered wage and salaried workers equaled 95.6 percent of South Dakota's wage and salaried workers. Covered workers are counted at their place of work. A person who works for more than one covered employer is counted at each job.

Bar graph of percent change 2009-2010

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Average Number of Covered Workers
by Ownership & Industry Group
2009-2010 Change

2009 2010 Percent Change
Natural Resources and Mining 4,770 4,953 3.8%
Construction 20,842 20,111 -3.5%
Manufacturing 37,707 36,960 -2.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 79,737 79,566 -0.2%
Information 6,701 6,542 -2.4%
Financial Activities 30,070 28,401 -5.6%
Professional and Business Services 26,704 27,538 3.1%
Education and Health Services 58,113 59,378 2.2%
Leisure and Hospitality Services 42,906 43,000 0.2%
Other Services 10,366 10,283 -0.8%
Total Private Ownership 317,916 316,732 -0.4%
Federal Government 11,649 11,936 2.5%
State Government 14,349 14,439 0.6%
Local Government 45,496 46,091 1.3%
Total Government 71,495 72,466 1.4%
State Total 389,410 389,199 -0.1%

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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Annual pay reflects total compensation paid to covered workers in the form of wages, salaries, bonuses, commission and overtime pay during the year. Annual pay is calculated by dividing total payroll by the average number of workers. The statewide annual pay for workers covered by unemployment insurance for 2010 was $34,331. This represents an increase of 3.0 percent from 2009.

Annual pay is affected by the number of hours worked and the rate of pay. Full-time workers normally have higher annual pay than part-time workers do. Many of the industries with the lowest annual pay have a large percentage of part-time jobs. Industry specific annual pay is determined by the mix of full-time and part-time workers and high-paying and low-paying jobs. The leisure and hospitality industry group has the lowest industry annual pay of $13,124 because these types of businesses typically hire many part-time workers. Federal government workers have the highest annual pay at $55,562.

Annual Pay of Covered Workers
by Ownership and Industry Group
2009-2010 Change
  2009 2010 Percent Change
Private Ownership
Natural Resources and Mining $32,811 $33,963 3.5%
Construction $38,090 $38,109 0.0%
Manufacturing $38,313 $39,899 4.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $30,321 $31,217 3.0%
Information $39,363 $39,983 1.6%
Financial Activities $41,761 $43,378 3.9%
Professional and Business Services $38,792 $42,273 9.0%
Education and Health Services $39,063 $39,732 1.7%
Leisure and Hospitality Services $12,770 $13,124 2.8%
Other Services $24,564 $25,185 2.5%
Total Private Ownership $32,841 $33,887 3.2%
Government
Federal Government $54,054 $55,562 2.8%
State Government $40,957 $41,184 0.6%
Local Government $29,181 $29,730 1.9%
Total Government $35,597 $36,267 1.9%
Statewide Total $33,347 $34,331 3.0%
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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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184