December 31, 2008
Over the last few years, not-for-profit employment has expanded rapidly.
This rapid employment growth, combined with the unique nature of not-for-profit activities, has generated significant interest in employment patterns of not-for-profit establishments.
The chart shows the ten detailed industries in the Occupational Employment Statistics sample with the highest levels of not-for-profit employment. In agreement with previous studies, the chart indicates that not-for-profits participate mostly in healthcare, educational, or community support activities.
These data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics program. To learn more, see Occupational employment in the not-for-profit sector, by Zack Warren, Monthly Labor Review, November 2008. For the purposes of this article, a not-for-profit establishment is defined as one with 501(c) tax-exemption status.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Not-for-profit sector and employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/dec/wk5/art03.htm (visited September 16, 2014).
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