Marcia Hultman

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Labor Market Information Center

2016 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
Leisure and Hospitality Services 3,294 46,732 $16,053
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 698 6,504 $17,372
  Performing Arts and Spectator Sports 136 1,269 $17,154
  Museums, Historical Sites, Zoos and Parks 45 582 $25,339
  Amusements, Gambling and Recreation 517 4,653 $16,435
  Accommodation and Food Services 2,596 40,228 $15,840
  Accommodation 611 8,856 $18,945
  Food Services and Drinking Places 1,985 31,372 $14,963
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 went from 692 establishments in 2015 to 698 in 2016. Despite a gain of 6 establishments, there was a decrease of 26 workers bringing the number of workers to 6,504 in 2016. The average annual wage for this sector was $17,372 in 2016; which was a $131 decrease from the previous year.

This sector includes a variety of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons. 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 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries remained unchanged in the number of establishments from 2015 to 2016 staying at 136. 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.

The Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries subsector had the greatest percentage increase in employment and average annual wage in this sector. This subsector gained 77 workers from 2015 to 2016 for a total of 1,269. The average annual wage went from $16,240 in 2015 to $17,154 in 2016 which is a gain of $914 (5.6 percent). Semiprofessional sports teams or clubs are components in this industry. Establishments engaged in operating racetracks known as speedways or stock car realized some expansion of workers.

The Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions subsector had an average annual wage of $25,160 in 2015 and $25,339 in 2016, gaining $179 (0.7 percent). This subsector gained one establishment from 2015 to 2016, totaling 45 establishments in 2016. The number of workers increased from 549 workers in 2015 to 582 in 2016 (6 percent).

The final subsector group in this industry is the Amusements, Gambling and Recreation Industries subsector. Despite a gain of five establishments from 2015 to 2016, this subsector decreased 135 workers totaling 4,653 workers in 2016. The average annual wage for this subsector decreased from the previous year going from $16,943 in 2015 to $16,435 in 2016. Casinos experienced some loss of workers; however, golf courses and country clubs added workers due to the popularity of the sport.

Accommodation and Food Services

NAICS Sector 72

The Accommodation and Food Service industry added 621 workers (1.6 percent) from 2015 to 2016, for an annual average employment of 40,228 in 2016. The annual pay for 2016 was $15,840, a $595 (3.9 percent) increase compared to 2015. This sector gained 45 establishments from the previous year, going from 2,551 establishments in 2015 to 2,596 in 2016. This sector routinely has a low annual pay due to the higher percentage of part-time jobs.

The Accommodations subsector (NAICS 721) added 1 establishment from 2015 to 2016 totaling 611 establishments in 2016. The annual average wage went from $18,237 in 2015 to $18,945 in 2016. That is a gain of $708, which translates to an increase of 3.9 percent. This subsector includes establishments offering short-term accommodation services to their customers. The level of service can vary depending on the type of establishments. Some provide lodging services only, while others may offer food and beverage service, convention amenities, laundry and recreational facilities in conjunction with accommodation services. Hotels, motels, resort hotels, campsites, and hunting camps are examples of establishments included in this subsector.

The Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (NAICS 722) had an average annual wage of $14,395 in 2015 to $14,963 in 2016, gaining $568 (3.9 percent). This subsector had a growth of 524 workers (1.7 percent) with an increase of 44 establishments. The number of workers grew from 30,848 in 2015 to 31,372 in 2016. Special food services, such as food service contractors, caterers and mobile food services were responsible for biggest percentage increase of workers in this subsector. Other areas in this subsector would include drinking places and restaurants and other eating places. Consumers continue to enjoy these types of services for it is relaxing and convenient.

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