Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2012 Annual Summary

As the table below shows, 58 percent (38) of the counties showed worker growth from 2011 to 2012. The highest percentage gains occurred in Kingsbury, Lincoln, and Hamlin counties. The largest absolute gains occurred in Minnehaha, Pennington and Lincoln.

Decreases in the number of covered workers occurred in 42 percent of the counties in South Dakota. The greatest percentage decreases happened in Jones, Todd and Ziebach counties, and the largest absolute losses occurred in Todd, Meade and Moody counties.

Number of Covered Workers by County
2012
County 2011 2012 Percent Change County 2011 2012 Percent Change
Aurora 936 968 3.4% Hyde 563 557 -1.1%
Beadle 8,374 8,566 2.3% Jackson 711 697 -2.0%
Bennett 872 912 4.6% Jerauld 1,535 1,566 2.0%
Bon Homme 1,783 1,774 -0.5% Jones 487 458 -6.0%
Brookings 16,732 16,783 0.3% Kingsbury 1,747 1,910 9.3%
Brown 20,084 20,403 1.6% Lake 4,549 4,669 2.6%
Brule 2,003 1,980 -1.1% Lawrence 11,223 11,151 -0.6%
Buffalo 508 523 3.0% Lincoln 15,280 16,184 5.9%
Butte 2,670 2,697 1.0% Lyman 1,460 1,482 1.5%
Campbell 464 478 3.0% McCook 1,328 1,348 1.5%
Charles Mix 3,468 3,436 -0.9% McPherson 611 617 1.0%
Clark 965 979 1.5% Marshall 1,600 1,659 3.7%
Clay 5,970 5,990 0.3% Meade 6,887 6,803 -1.2%
Codington 15,522 15,972 2.9% Mellette 373 364 -2.4%
Corson 871 849 -2.5% Miner 748 744 -0.5%
Custer 2,499 2,488 -0.4% Minnehaha 113,447 116,272 2.5%
Davison 11,864 12,253 3.3% Moody 2,328 2,246 -3.5%
Day 1,948 1,940 -0.4% Pennington 52,760 53,676 1.7%
Deuel 1,592 1,577 -0.9% Perkins 1,069 1,051 -1.7%
Dewey 2,173 2,214 1.9% Potter 849 858 1.1%
Douglas 1,132 1,117 -1.3% Roberts 3,481 3,485 0.1%
Edmunds 1,182 1,205 1.9% Sanborn 656 646 -1.5%
Fall River 2,474 2,448 -1.1% Shannon 3,643 3,712 1.9%
Faulk 577 571 -1.0% Spink 2,439 2,370 -2.8%
Grant 3,661 3,612 -1.3% Stanley 1,287 1,308 1.6%
Gregory 1,452 1,459 0.5% Sully 552 559 1.3%
Haakon 718 728 1.4% Todd 3,064 2,895 -5.5%
Hamlin 1,678 1,759 4.8% Tripp 2,095 2,076 -0.9%
Hand 1,243 1,273 2.4% Turner 2,107 2,094 -0.6%
Hanson 535 547 2.2% Union 8,595 8,852 3.0%
Harding 432 430 -0.5% Walworth 2,193 2,212 0.9%
Hughes 10,462 10,513 0.5% Yankton 11,936 12,352 3.5%
Hutchinson 2,609 2,585 -0.9% Ziebach 283 273 -3.5%
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 2011 and 2012

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