Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2011 Annual Summary

As the table below shows, 53 percent (35) of the counties had worker growth during 2011. The highest percentage gains occurred in Campbell, Buffalo, and Jerauld counties. The largest numerical gains occurred in Minnehaha, Pennington and Lincoln.

Decreases in the number of covered workers occurred in 46 percent of the counties in South Dakota. The greatest percentage decreases occurred in Miner, Perkins and Mellette counties, and the largest numerical losses occurred in Lawrence, Grant and Turner counties.

One county remained unchanged in the number of covered workers during 2011.

Number of Covered Workers by County
2011
County 2010 2011 Percent Change County 2010 2011 Percent Change
Aurora 921 936 1.6% Hyde 549 563 2.6%
Beadle 8,177 8,374 2.4% Jackson 735 711 -3.3%
Bennett 878 872 -0.7% Jerauld 1,446 1,535 6.2%
Bon Homme 1,858 1,783 -4.0% Jones 493 487 -1.2%
Brookings 16,439 16,732 1.8% Kingsbury 1,678 1,747 4.1%
Brown 20,009 20,084 0.4% Lake 4,461 4,549 2.0%
Brule 2,004 2,003 0.0% Lawrence 11,547 11,223 -2.8%
Buffalo 462 508 10.0% Lincoln 14,491 15,280 5.4%
Butte 2,686 2,670 -0.6% Lyman 1,502 1,460 -2.8%
Campbell 400 464 16.0% McCook 1,309 1,328 1.5%
Charles Mix 3,437 3,468 0.9% McPherson 626 611 -2.4%
Clark 930 965 3.8% Marshall 1,523 1,600 5.1%
Clay 5,797 5,970 3.0% Meade 6,905 6,887 -0.3%
Codington 14,916 15,522 4.1% Mellette 390 373 -4.4%
Corson 860 871 1.3% Miner 797 748 -6.1%
Custer 2,524 2,499 -1.0% Minnehaha 111,986 113,447 1.3%
Davison 11,486 11,864 3.3% Moody 2,357 2,328 -1.2%
Day 1,946 1,948 0.1% Pennington 51,874 52,760 1.7%
Deuel 1,534 1,592 3.8% Perkins 1,119 1,069 -4.5%
Dewey 2,135 2,173 1.8% Potter 874 849 -2.9%
Douglas 1,116 1,132 1.4% Roberts 3,518 3,481 -1.1%
Edmunds 1,191 1,182 -0.8% Sanborn 670 656 -2.1%
Fall River 2,497 2,474 -0.9% Shannon 3,662 3,643 -0.5%
Faulk 574 577 0.5% Spink 2,510 2,439 -2.8%
Grant 3,777 3,661 -3.1% Stanley 1,277 1,287 0.8%
Gregory 1,436 1,452 1.1% Sully 533 552 3.6%
Haakon 721 718 -0.4% Todd 3,091 3,064 -0.9%
Hamlin 1,684 1,678 -0.4% Tripp 2,093 2,095 0.1%
Hand 1,273 1,243 -2.4% Turner 2,194 2,107 -4.0%
Hanson 521 535 2.7% Union 8,607 8,595 -0.1%
Harding 419 432 3.1% Walworth 2,218 2,193 -1.1%
Hughes 10,532 10,462 -0.7% Yankton 11,773 11,936 1.4%
Hutchinson 2,551 2,609 2.3% Ziebach 279 283 1.4%
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Data subject to revision.
Produced by the Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

South Dakota county map comparing worker levels in 2010 and 2011

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