Department of Labor and Regulation

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Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2012 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
2012
Industry Group, Industry and Subsector
Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Leisure and Hospitality Services 3,235 44,313 $13,721
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 711 6,253 $15,955
   Performing Arts and Spectator Sports 127 1,034 $14,191
   Museums, Historical Sites, Zoos and Parks 42 506 $23,800
   Amusements, Gambling and Recreation 542 4,713 $15,500
  Accommodation and Food Services 2,524 38,060 $13,354
   Accommodation 598 8,550 $15,944
   Food Services and Drinking Places 1,926 29,510 $12,603
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 as is starting a trend, noting employment losses the last few years. The year 2012 saw a loss of 1.1 percent in employment, with the largest drop centered in the subsector that includes such activities as gambling and the seasonal areas of recreation and amusement parks and pools.

The Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries (NAICS 711) subsector gained 10 workers in 2012 for a total of 1,034. This subsector group 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 Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions (NAICS 712) subsector had average annual wages of $22,892 in 2011 and $23,800 in 2012, gaining $908 (4 percent). This subsector gained one establishment and six workers.

The Amusements, Gambling and Recreation (NAICS 713) subsector is the largest subsector in both employment and establishments for this industry. This subsector covers a large range of establishments, from amusement parks, water parks and arcades to casinos and bingo parlors. This sector has experienced minor employment losses for the past three years. The average number of workers in 2012 was 4,713, with a loss of 88 workers (1.8 percent). The average annual wage was $15,500 in 2012, experiencing a slight loss in wages of less than one percent.

Line graph comparing South Dakota covered worker levels in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation in 2011 and 2012

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Accommodation and Food Services
NAICS Sector 72

The average employment level increased from 37,105 in 2011 to 38,060 in 2012, increasing by 955 workers (2.6 percent). The annual average wage increased by $410 (3.2 percent) to $13,354. This industry added 10 establishments over the year; most of which were in the accommodations subsector. This sector routinely has low annual pay due to the large percentage of part-time jobs.

The Accommodations subsector (NAICS 721) gained nine establishments from 2011 to 2012 for a total of 598. Worker levels increased by 315 (3.8 percent) for a new total of 8,550. The annual average wage increased by $529 (3.5 percent) to $15,944 in 2012. This subsector typically experiences steady growth.

There is a wide range of establishments providing lodging or short term accommodations for travelers, vacationers and others. Some provide traditional lodging only such as hotels, motels and bed and breakfast inns, while others provide meals, laundry and recreational facilities as well as lodging.

There is a wide range of establishments providing lodging or short-term accommodations for travelers, vacationers and others. Some provide traditional lodging only, such as hotels, motels and bed and breakfast inns, while others provide meals, laundry and recreational facilities as well as lodging.

The Food Service subsector (NAICS 722) added 640 workers during 2012 for a total of 29,510. The annual average wage increased by three percent for a total of $12,603 in 2012.

Establishments included in the food service sector prepare and serve meals and beverages to their patrons. Limited-service type establishments such as fast food restaurants and take out eating places were responsible for most of the worker growth in this subsector. Other establishments offer full services where patrons are seated, order and are served by wait staff and pay after eating. This type of service may be provided to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic beverages or presenting live nontheatrical entertainment.

Line graph comparing South Dakota covered worker levels in Accommodation and Food Service in 2011 and 2012

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