Industries at a Glance

Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries: NAICS 713

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About the Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries subsector

The amusement, gambling, and recreation industries subsector is part of the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Industries in the Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries subsector (1) operate facilities where patrons can primarily engage in sports, recreation, amusement, or gambling activities and/or (2) provide other amusement and recreation services, such as supplying and servicing amusement devices in places of business operated by others; operating sports teams, clubs, or leagues engaged in playing games for recreational purposes; and guiding tours without using transportation equipment.

North American Industry Classification System

The amusement, gambling, and recreation industries subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in amusement, gambling, and recreation industries. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,528.7 1,527.3 (P) 1,531.2 (P) 1,530.6

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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1,201.3 1,166.6 (P) 1,181.6

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Amusement and recreation attendants

173,200

Bartenders

34,770

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

160,670

Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

47,340

Waiters and waitresses

84,110

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for amusement, gambling, and recreation industries.

(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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$16.67 $16.73 $16.84 (P) $16.81

Average weekly hours

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23.9 23.5 23.4 (P) 24.1

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$14.66 $14.69 $14.66 (P) $14.55

Average weekly hours

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22.9 22.8 22.3 (P) 22.8

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Amusement and recreation attendants

9.01 9.66 18,740 20,080

Bartenders

9.14 10.47 19,020 21,780

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

17.50 19.57 36,400 40,700

Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

9.03 9.68 18,780 20,130

Waiters and waitresses

9.18 10.49 19,090 21,820

(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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries. 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

35 44 40 30

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

Total recordable cases

4.3 4.3 4.4 4.1

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

2.1 2.1 2.2 2.0

Cases involving days away from work

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9

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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries.

Establishments

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4th quarter
2013
1st quarter
2014
2nd quarter
2014
3rd quarter
2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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73,676 (P) 73,918 (P) 74,645 (P) 75,153

Local government

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3,018 (P) 3,037 (P) 3,032 (P) 3,031

State government

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42 (P) 42 (P) 42 (P) 42

Federal government

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574 (P) 590 (P) 581 (P) 581

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Data extracted on: April 22, 2015

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