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Labor Market Information Center

2015 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Leisure and Hospitality Services Supersector

The Leisure and Hospitality Services supersector is comprised of the arts, entertainment and recreation sector, and the accommodation and food services sector. Businesses within this supersector provide cultural, recreational or entertainment services or provides customers with lodging and/or food for immediate consumption.

South Dakota Covered Workers and Pay
Supersector, Sector and Subsector Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Education and Health Services 2,848 63,950 $46,835
  Educational Services 339 3,837 $30,124
    Educational Services 339 3,837 $30,124
  Health Care and Social Assistance 2,509 60,114 $47,901
   Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,390 15,715 $74,353
   Hospitals 71 23,748 $50,670
   Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 377 12,764 $25,918
   Social Assistance 671 7,887 $22,431
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.


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. Some establishments, such as hunting and fishing camps, casino hotels, restaurants and night clubs, provide these services, but are classified in other sectors.

Three subsectors form the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector:

  • Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries (NAICS 711)
  • Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions (NAICS 712)
  • Amusements, Gambling and Recreation Industries (NAICS 713)

The sector as a whole gained five establishments and 219 workers from 2014 to 2015. The gain brought the total number of workers to 6,530 in 2015. The average annual wage for this sector was $17,503 in 2015, a $733 increase from the previous year.

The Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries subsector increased by seven establishments, going from 129 establishments in 2014 to 136 in 2015. This subsector includes establishments that produce or organize and promote live presentations involving the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, athletes and other entertainers. This subsector gained 48 workers from 2014 to 2015 for a new total of 1,192. The average annual wage went from $15,504 in 2014 to $16,240 in 2015, which is a gain of $736 (4.7 percent increase). There has been steady growth for years as new establishments opened and existing ones added workers.

The Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions subsector had an average annual wage of $24,841 in 2014 and $25,160 in 2015, gaining $319 (1.3 percent) over the year. It remained the highest paying of the three subsectors. There was no establishment growth from 2014 to 2015; however, the subsector added 21 workers (a 4.0 percent gain). Establishments in this subsector generally preserve and exhibit historical and cultural objects of significance.

Despite a loss of two establishments from 2014 to 2015, the Amusements, Gambling and Recreation Industries subsector gained 150 workers, which equaled a total of 4,788 workers in 2015. The average annual wage for this subsector grew by 4.8 percent, an increase of $776, which brought the total the average annual wage to $16,943 for 2015. Casino establishments offering table wagering games and slot machines belong in this group. Golf courses and country clubs remained popular as these establishments grew and added workers.


Accommodation and Food Services

NAICS Sector 72

The Accommodation and Food Service sector had an overall increase of 505 workers from 2014 to 2015 despite a loss of two establishments. In 2014, the average employment was 39,102. In 2015 it was 39,607 which equaled a 1.3 percent increase in employment. The annual average wage went from $14,197 in 2014 to $15,245 in 2015, which was an increase of $1,048 (7.4 percent). The growth in annual pay was split between accommodation and food service. This sector routinely has a low annual pay due to the higher percentage of part-time jobs.

The Accommodations subsector (NAICS 721) gained eight establishments from 2014 to 2015, equaling a total of 610 establishments in 2015. The establishments gained 96 workers from 2014 to 2015. The 1.1 percent increase put the average number of workers in this subsector at 8,760. The annual average wage went from $17,192 in 2014 to $18,237 in 2015. This gain of $1,045 dollars translated to an increase of 6.1 percent. This subsector comprises establishments offering short-term accommodation services to their patrons. The level of service can vary depending on the type of establishments. Some offer lodging services only, while others may offer food service, laundry and recreational facilities in conjunction with accommodation services.

The Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (NAICS 722) gained 409 workers (1.3 percent) despite a decrease of 10 establishments. The number of workers grew from 30,438 in 2014 to 30,847 in 2015. Most of the worker growth occurred in the food service portion of the subsector. The annual average wage increased by 7.9 percent, going from $13,344 in 2014 to $14,396 in 2015. Limited service-type establishments such as fast food restaurants were responsible for most of the worker growth in this subsector. Drinking places, such as bars and taverns were also responsible for worker growth in this subsector. Other areas in this subsector include snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars.



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