Industries at a Glance

Other Information Services: NAICS 519

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About the Other Information Services subsector

The other information services subsector is part of the information sector.

Industries in the Other Information Services subsector group establishments supplying information, storing and providing access to information, searching and retrieving information, operating Web sites that use search engines to allow for searching information on the Internet, or publishing and/or broadcasting content exclusively on the Internet. The main components of the subsector are news syndicates, libraries, archives, exclusive Internet publishing and/or broadcasting, and Web Search Portals.

North American Industry Classification System

The other information services subsector consists of a single industry group, Other Information Services: NAICS 5191.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in other information services. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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2014
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2014

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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206.8 209.4 (P) 211.0 (P) 213.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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164.3 167.7 (P) 168.5

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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3.4% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Editors

6,490

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

2,030

Librarians

6,370

Library assistants, clerical

7,450

Library technicians

5,890

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for other information services.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in other information services.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2014
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Average hourly earnings

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$38.96 $39.23 $39.64 (P) $40.11

Average weekly hours

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34.7 34.8 36.6 (P) 34.8

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2014
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Jul.
2014

Average hourly earnings

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$33.57 $32.65 $32.24 (P) $32.24

Average weekly hours

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33.9 34.0 35.5 (P) 34.2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Editors

$27.73 $32.07 $57,670 $66,710

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

$28.50 $30.02 $59,270 $62,440

Librarians

$24.63 $24.88 $51,220 $51,740

Library assistants, clerical

$9.75 $10.79 $20,280 $22,430

Library technicians

$14.11 $14.92 $29,340 $31,040

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in other information services. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

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Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

(1) 0.7 0.6 0.7

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

(1) 0.4 0.3 0.4

Cases involving days away from work

(1) 0.4 0.2 0.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

(2) (1) 0.0 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Industry scope changed in 2009
(2) Rounded to zero
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in other information services.

Establishments

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2013
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2013
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2013
1st quarter
2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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16,808 17,282 17,606 (P) 18,104

Local government

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4,896 4,893 4,883 (P) 4,930

State government

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201 206 205 (P) 205

Federal government

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110 110 110 (P) 114

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

Data extracted on: September 18, 2014

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