Industries at a Glance

Other Services (except Public Administration): NAICS 81

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About the Other Services (except Public Administration) sector

The other services (except public administration) sector is part of the service-providing industries supersector group.

The Other Services (except Public Administration) sector comprises establishments engaged in providing services not specifically provided for elsewhere in the classification system. Establishments in this sector are primarily engaged in activities, such as equipment and machinery repairing, promoting or administering religious activities, grantmaking, advocacy, and providing drycleaning and laundry services, personal care services, death care services, pet care services, photofinishing services, temporary parking services, and dating services.

North American Industry Classification System

The other services (except public administration) sector consists of these subsectors:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in other services (except public administration). 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, job openings and labor turnover, union membership and representation, gross job gains and losses, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment, Unemployment, and Openings, Hires, and Separations

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2015
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2016
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2016
Mar.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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5,660 5,657 (P) 5,671 (P) 5,679

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

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4,709 4,702 (P) 4,711 (P) 4,707

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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4.5% 5.2% 4.7% 4.3%

Job openings, hires, and separations (in thousands)

Job openings

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199 217 (P) 227

Hires

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133 168 (P) 173

Separations

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154 175 (P) 145

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey)

Union Membership and Representation

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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2.5% 3.0% 2.9% 3.0%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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3.0% 3.4% 3.3% 3.9%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Dynamic Changes in Employment

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4th quarter
2014
1st quarter
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2nd quarter
2015
3rd quarter
2015

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

Gross job gains

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284 276 301 280

Gross job losses

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274 266 267 281

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

230,250

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

55,710

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

314,970

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

107,430

(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 services (except public administration).

(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, as well as weekly earnings by union membership status, are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in other services (except public administration). This section also contains information on the average cost of benefits paid by employers, as well as recent rates of change in wages and total compensation.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2016
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Average hourly earnings

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$22.70 $22.81 (P) $22.79 (P) $22.75

Average weekly hours

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31.9 32.0 (P) 31.9 (P) 31.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2015
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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$19.18 $19.19 (P) $19.19 (P) $19.16

Average weekly hours

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30.8 30.6 (P) 30.7 (P) 30.7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2012 2013 2014 2015

Union membership and representation

Full-time workers

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$622 $634 $644 $684

Members of unions

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$807 $816 $871 $903

Represented by unions

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$763 $797 $843 $879

Nonunion

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$618 $627 $636 $677

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

$16.95 $18.23 $35,250 $37,920

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

$27.05 $28.71 $56,260 $59,710

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

$11.40 $13.85 $23,720 $28,810

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

$9.74 $10.61 $20,260 $22,060

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Employer Compensation Costs

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2nd quarter
2015
3rd quarter
2015
4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016

12-month percent change

Total compensation

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2.2% 2.2% 2.6% 1.7%

Wages and salaries

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2.5% 2.3% 2.7% 1.9%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)



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Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation

Compensation costs

Total compensation

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26.04 100.0

Wages and salaries

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18.77 72.1

Total benefits

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7.27 27.9

Insurance

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2.04 7.8

Retirement

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1.08 4.1

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

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 services (except public administration). 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.

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Fatalities

Number of fatalities

185 205 188 186

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

Data series 2014

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

Total recordable cases

2.5

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

1.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4

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 and the number of establishments experiencing job gains or job losses in other services (except public administration).

Establishments

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2014
1st quarter
2015
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3rd quarter
2015

Number of establishments

Private industry

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819,570 (P) 819,460 (P) 823,752 (P) 829,262

Local government

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2,092 (P) 2,162 (P) 2,156 (P) 2,148

State government

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178 (P) 175 (P) 175 (P) 175

Federal government

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163 (P) 161 (P) 168 (P) 169

Establishments with changes in employment (in thousands)

With job gains (seasonally adjusted)

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116 113 117 115

With job losses (seasonally adjusted)

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112 113 111 115

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Data extracted on: April 29, 2016

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