Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Labor Market Information Center

2016 Annual Summary

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

 

Summary of 2016 Trends

 

Number of Covered Workers

The number of employees covered by unemployment insurance in 2016 was 420,466 workers. This represents an increase of 1.1 percent from 2015. This chart indicates that eight industries showed worker gains while three industries decreased during 2016. In 2016, the number of covered wage and salaried workers equaled 95.9 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.

South Dakota Covered Workers Percent Change from 2014 to 2015

Average Number of Covered Workers
by Ownership and Supersector

  2015 2016 Percent Change
Private Ownership
Natural Resources and Mining 6,215 6,426 3.4%
Construction 22,201 22,797 2.7%
Manufacturing 42,592 42,157 -1.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 86,554 87,393 1.0%
Information 5,884 5,765 -2.0%
Financial Activities 29,160 28,810 -1.2%
Professional and Business Services 30,672 31,257 1.9%
Education and Health Services 63,950 65,247 2.0%
Leisure and Hospitality Services 46,137 46,732 1.3%
Other Services 10,712 10,919 1.9%
Total Private Ownership 344,077 347,503 1.0%
Public Administration
Federal Government 11,108 11,316 1.9%
State Government 14,789 14,873 0.6%
Local Government 46,043 46,774 1.6%
Total Government 71,939 72,963 1.4%
Statewide Total 416,017 420,466 1.1%
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Annual Pay of Covered Workers

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 2016 was $41,168. This represents an increase of 2.5 percent from 2015.

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 $16,053 because these types of businesses typically hire many part-time workers. Federal government workers have the highest annual pay at $62,364.


Annual Pay of Covered Workers
by Ownership and Supersector

  2015 2016 Percent Change
Private Ownership
Natural Resources and Mining $40,451 $40,821 0.9%
Construction $44,996 $47,680 6.0%
Manufacturing $45,434 $45,987 1.2%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $37,043 $37,535 1.3%
Information $45,850 $46,739 1.9%
Financial Activities $53,505 $55,399 3.5%
Professional and Business Services $51,000 $52,668 3.3%
Education and Health Services $46,835 $48,011 2.5%
Leisure and Hospitality Services $15,565 $16,053 3.1%
Other Services $29,691 $30,250 1.9%
Total Private Ownership $40,157 $41,131 2.4%
Public Administration
Federal Government $61,943 $62,364 0.7%
State Government $47,030 $48,598 3.3%
Local Government $32,911 $33,954 3.2%
Total Government $40,297 $41,346 2.6%
Statewide Total $40,181 $41,168 2.5%
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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