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Summary

Spearfish Labor Profile
Labor Force Summary (2015 Annual Avg.)  
  Spearfish MiSA  Labor Market Commute Area
Labor Force 12,884 89,370
Total Employed 12,463 86,397
Number Unemployed 421 2,973
Percent Unemployed 3.3% 3.3%

MiSA - Micropolitan Statistical Area (Lawrence County)
Source: South Dakota Labor Market Information Center
Labor Market Commute Area includes 5 counties: Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington and Crook, WY.

Unemployment Rate

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Unemployment Rate Comparison (Avg. Annual)
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Available Labor

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Total Available Labor Supply (May 2013) 
  Labor Market Commute Area
Area Labor Supply 17,070

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center
Labor Market Commute Area includes Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington and Crook Counties

Commuting Times

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Commuting Times of Workers  
Commute Time Total Area Percentage of Total
Less than 10 Minutes 19,600 24.4%
10-19 Minutes 32,455 40.5%
20-29 Minutes 14,546 18.1%
30-44 Minutes 7,701 9.6%
45+ Minutes 5,882 7.3%
  80,184   100.0%

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center
Total Area includes Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington and Crook Counties

Employment by Industry 

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Employment by Industry (2012)  
  Spearfish MiSA  Labor Market Commute Area
Natural Resources/Mining 266 949
Construction 606 5,189
Manufacturing 499 3,406
Wholesale Trade 44 2,419
Transportation & Utilities 230 1,919
Retail Trade 1,377 11,116
Information Technology 130 1,057
Finance, Insurance & RE 409 4,247
Professional/Business Services 662 5,707
Healthcare 1,498 11,704
Leisure/Hospitality Services 3,495 13,264
Other Services 256 2,660
Government/Education 1,704 12,976
Total 11,176 76,613

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center (2012 Covered Workers Annual Information)
Total Area includes Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington and Crook Counties

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Annual Earnings by Industry (2012)  
  Spearfish MiSA  Labor Market Commute Area
Natural Resources/Mining $63,795 $39,754
Construction $36,811 $37,008
Manufacturing $39,088 $39,781
Wholesale Trade $40,182 $48,381
Transportation & Utilities $35,099 $44,878
Retail Trade $27,161 $25,069
Information Technology $31,386 $38,201
Finance, Insurance & RE $41,096 $40,845
Professional/Business Services $38,290 $44,470
Healthcare $40,971 $43,605
Leisure/Hospitality Services $19,661 $15,654
Other Services $27,496 $26,471
Government/Education $38,327 $38,928
Average $36,874 $34,044

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center (2014 Covered Workers Annual Information)
Total Area includes Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington and Crook Counties

Wage Study

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Average Hourly Wage Rates (2013)   
Occupation Average Avg. Minimum Avg. High
Professional         
Accountant and Auditors $25.53 $19.54 $34.13
Management Occupations $35.72 $17.93 $57.24
Architecture and Engineering $28.76 $15.52 $45.00
Retail         
Cashiers $9.35 $7.88 $11.52
Retail Salesperson $11.68 $8.16 $24.23
Food Service $9.20 $7.80 $11.45
Retail Manager/Supervisor $20.71 $15.41 $25.06
Clerical         
Executive Secretary $16.92 $13.02 $21.69
Bank Teller $11.46 $9.90 $14.18
Customer Service Rep. $13.49 $9.73 $18.36
Receptionists $10.82 $8.39 $13.74
Unskilled/Semi-Skilled         
Construction Laborer $11.47 $8.89 $14.45
Freight/Material Handlers $10.57 $8.21 $13.76
Production Occupations $14.68 $9.66 $21.04
Truck Driver $16.60 $12.64 $22.43
Skilled Trades      
Electrician $20.84 $14.70 $29.11
Welder $15.92 $11.53 $21.18
Heavy Equipment Mechanics $18.57 $14.18 $23.44
Technical          
Computer Support Specialists $18.56 $13.48 $22.95
Network Systems Admin. $24.77 $20.08 $29.64
Software Engineers $32.91 $20.72 $50.81
Graphic Designers $15.27 $11.54 $20.97
Total all Occupations $16.16 $8.56 $26.84

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center (West Occupational Wage Est. June 2013)

Registered Job Seekers

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Number of Job Seekers Registered with SD Dept. Labor  
Occupation Labor Market Commute Area
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 310
Art Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media 567
Building/Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 1,920
Business and Financial Operations 803
Community and Social Services 697
Computer and Mathematics 388
Construction and Extraction 2,525
Education and Training 777
Farming, Fisheries and Forestry 522
Food Production and Service 2,639
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Support 471
Healthcare Support 981
Installation/Maintenance and Repair 1,291
Legal Profession 154
Life, Physical and Social Science 239
Management 1671
Office and Administrative Support 4,408
Personal Care and Service 877
Production 1,678
Protective Services 1,220
Sales 2,953
Transportation and Material Moving 1,997
Total 29,088

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center
Commuting Area includes Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington and Crook Counties
Note: Active job seekers include all seekers registered and actively seeking employment in the last 90 days (June 2013)

Labor/Management Relations

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Labor/Management Relations 
   Spearfish MiSA 
Right to Work State Yes
# of Union Elections in the Last 5 Years 0
% of Workforce Organized N/A
# of Strike/Work Stoppages in the Last 5 Years 0