Deadwood - Work & Economy
Gaming dominates Deadwood's economy. In 2009, workers in the leisure and hospitality industries accounted for more 30 percent of the city's total employed workforce of 11,514. Trade/transportation and utilities provided jobs for another 1,743 individuals (15.4%). Another 1,070 people worked for various levels of government, accounting for another 14.5 percent of the workforce. Major employers in Deadwood include the Northern Hills General Hospital, which had 134 people on staff and Lawrence County, which employed 120 people. To retrieve a profile of the Deadwood economy, visit the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development.
The city's largest sector, services, went up 3.6 percent, and retail trade dipped less than a half of a percent. The financial sector nearly tripled, from a bit more than $756,000 to nearly $2.2 million.
Find current month-by-month sales tax data on the South Dakota Department of Revenue website.
Below is a chart detailing the the gross sales by sector for Deadwood from May 2012 to April 2013.
Below is a graph showing the gross earnings from Penny Slots in Deadwood during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
Below is a graph showing the gross revenue from Blackjack in Deadwood during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.