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Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2011 Annual Summary

Leisure and 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 3,222 43,430 $13,384
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 708 6,325 $15,967
   Performing Arts and Spectator Sports 126 1,024 $14,354
   Museums, Historical Sites, Zoos and Parks 41 500 $22,892
   Amusements, Gambling and Recreation 541 4,801 $15,590
  Accommodation and Food Services 2,514 37,105 $12,944
   Accommodation 589 8,235 $15,415
   Food Services and Drinking Places 1,925 28,870 $12,238
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.

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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 had an employment decline of 1.3 percent workers over the year compared to a loss of 1.2 percent in 2010. The largest employment drop occurred in the amusement, gambling and recreation subsector.

The Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries (NAICS 711) subsector grew in all areas. In 2010 there were 118 establishments and 126 in 2011, a growth of eight establishments. The addition of 48 workers in this subsector translates to an increase of 4.9 percent. Annual wages rose from $13,857 in 2010 to $14,354 (3.6 percent).

The subsector of Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions (NAICS 712) went from 44 establishments in 2010 to 41 but gained eight workers. The good news in this small subsector is an increase in annual wages, up from $20,453 in 2010 to $22,892 in 2011 for a gain of $2,439 (11.9 percent).

The subsector with the most workers, Amusements, Gambling and Recreation (NAICS 713), covers a large range of establishments, from amusement parks, water parks and arcades to casinos and bingo parlors. As in the previous two years, this subsector continued to note small losses. The average number of workers in 2010 was 4,939; in 2011 there were 4,801. This equates to a loss of 138 workers (2.8 percent). The average annual pay level dipped by less than one percent from $15,626 in 2010 to $15,590 in 2011.

Line graph comparing South Dakota covered worker levels in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation in 2010 and 2011

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Accommodation and Food Service
NAICS Sector 72

Accommodation and Food Service is a large industry sector which held steady with small percentage increases in both employment and average annual wages. In 2010 the average employment was 36,642; in 2011 it was 37,105, an increase of 463 workers (1.3 percent). Annual pay went from $12,644 in 2010 to $12,944 in 2011, an increase of $280 (2.2 percent). This industry added 15 establishments in 2011.

The Accommodations subsector (NAICS 721) added eight establishments between 2010 and 2011 for a total of 589. Annual pay rose by $523 to $15,415 in 2011 (3.5 percent).

The Food Service subsector's (NAICS 722) employment level went from 28,432 in 2010 to 28,870 in 2011. Those 438 workers represent a modest increase of 1.5 percent. The annual average wage went up from $12,021 in 2010 to $12,238 in 2011(1.8 percent).

Line graph comparing South Dakota covered worker levels in Accommodation and Food Service in 2010 and 2011

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Pierre, SD 57501-4505
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