Industries at a Glance

Private Households: NAICS 814

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About the Private Households subsector

The private households subsector is part of the other services (except public administration) sector.

Industries in the Private Households subsector include private households that engage in employing workers on or about the premises in activities primarily concerned with the operation of the household. These private households may employ individuals, such as cooks, maids, butlers, and outside workers, such as gardeners, caretakers, and other maintenance workers.

North American Industry Classification System

The private households subsector consists of a single industry group, Private Households: NAICS 8141.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in private households. 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 unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Unemployment

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Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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9.2% 9.3% 8.9% 7.9%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Projections

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

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Work-related Fatalities

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities in private households.

Data series 2008 2009 2010 2011

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

4 3 5

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 private households.

Establishments

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4th quarter
2012
1st quarter
2013
2nd quarter
2013
3rd quarter
2013

Number of establishments

Private industry

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716,238 (P) 225,442 (P) 226,348 (P) 227,531

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: April 18, 2014

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