Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2011 Annual Summary

Summary of 2011 Trends

The number of employees covered by unemployment insurance in 2011 was 393,750 workers. This represents an increase of 1.2 percent from 2010. This chart indicates that three industries showed worker losses while eight industries increased during 2011. In 2011, the number of covered wage and salaried workers equaled 95.8 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
2010 - 2011 Change

2010 2011 Percent Change
Natural Resources and Mining 4,953 5,266 6.3%
Construction 20,111 20,129 0.1%
Manufacturing 36,960 39,204 6.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 79,566 80,696 1.4%
Information 6,542 6,383 -2.4%
Financial Activities 28,401 27,671 -2.6%
Professional and Business Services 27,538 28,582 3.8%
Education and Health Services 59,378 60,273 1.5%
Leisure and Hospitality Services 43,000 43,430 1.0%
Other Services 10,283 10,252 -0.3%
Total Private Ownership 316,732 321,886 1.6%
Federal Government 11,936 11,529 -3.4%
State Government 14,439 14,434 0.0%
Local Government 46,091 45,901 -0.4%
Total Government 72,466 71,864 -0.8%
State Total 389,198 393,750 1.2%

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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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 2011 was $35,413. This represents an increase of 3.2 percent from 2010.

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 $13,384 because these types of businesses typically hire many part-time workers. Federal government workers have the highest annual pay at $58,754.


Annual Pay of Covered Workers
by Ownership and Industry Group
2010 - 2011 Change
  2010 2011 Percent Change
Private Ownership
Natural Resources and Mining $33,963 $35,936 5.8%
Construction $38,109 $38,999 2.3%
Manufacturing $39,899 $41,474 3.9%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $31,217 $32,388 3.8%
Information $39,983 $41,937 4.9%
Financial Activities $43,378 $45,502 4.9%
Professional and Business Services $42,273 $43,000 1.7%
Education and Health Services $39,732 $41,053 3.3%
Leisure and Hospitality Services $13,124 $13,384 2.0%
Other Services $25,185 $26,159 3.9%
Total Private Ownership $33,887 $35,085 3.5%
Government
Federal Government $55,562 $58,754 5.7%
State Government $41,184 $41,212 0.1%
Local Government $29,730 $30,023 1.0%
Total Government $36,267 $36,880 1.7%
Statewide Total $34,331 $35,413 3.2%
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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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184