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January 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Media and Information

Chart Data

Employment and Establishments

Employment, establishments, and average employment per establishment, information, 2001-2011
industry Year
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Internet publishing

Employment

71,768 82,019 82,111 90,986 104,892

Number of establishments

5,836 6,909 7,618 8,207 9,089

Average employment per establishment

12.3 11.9 10.8 11.1 11.5

Television broadcasting

Employment

135,033 131,026 128,652 127,282 127,127 125,687 126,380 126,716 118,799 117,333 118,702

Number of establishments

2,349 2,344 2,334 2,339 2,400 2,461 2,489 2,590 2,572 2,564 2,552

Average employment per establishment

57.5 55.9 55.1 54.4 53.0 51.1 50.8 48.9 46.2 45.8 46.5

Motion picture and video production

Employment

172,722 187,443 176,455 192,856 189,880 190,634 194,012 202,318 184,921 197,627 200,020

Number of establishments

16,019 15,455 14,875 14,539 14,617 15,211 15,438 15,605 15,559 15,359 15,341

Average employment per establishment

10.8 12.1 11.9 13.3 13.0 12.5 12.6 13.0 11.9 12.9 13.0

Motion picture and video exhibition

Employment

131,761 138,789 136,649 136,376 133,802 133,039 134,542 130,655 132,073 128,821 123,572

Number of establishments

5,153 5,009 4,922 4,841 4,811 4,877 4,848 4,778 4,713 4,643 4,589

Average employment per establishment

25.6 27.7 27.8 28.2 27.8 27.3 27.8 27.3 28.0 27.7 26.9

Radio broadcasting

Employment

113,090 111,543 109,661 110,971 111,092 111,497 110,162 106,342 96,642 92,727 93,205

Number of establishments

5,892 5,798 5,758 5,818 5,774 5,795 5,898 5,875 5,682 5,638 5,619

Average employment per establishment

19.2 19.2 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.2 18.7 18.1 17.0 16.4 16.6

Newspaper publishing

Employment

404,072 387,333 382,608 375,099 370,065 360,491 348,247 323,601 276,044 252,629 239,375

Number of establishments

9,300 9,287 9,259 9,329 9,288 9,342 9,262 9,138 8,795 8,502 8,280

Average employment per establishment

43.4 41.7 41.3 40.2 39.8 38.6 37.6 35.4 31.4 29.7 28.9

Sound recording industries

Employment

29,246 27,100 24,969 21,429 21,250 20,928 21,664 18,696 16,940 16,584 16,679

Number of establishments

4,395 4,256 4,075 3,916 3,897 3,907 3,871 3,751 3,648 3,558 3,540

Average employment per establishment

6.7 6.4 6.1 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.6 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.7

Book, periodical, and music stores

Employment

240,104 228,873 214,938 207,497 201,694 190,643 183,531 171,889 154,479 141,940 106,611

Number of establishments

21,728 20,791 19,906 18,705 17,933 17,236 16,286 15,474 14,623 13,643 9,817

Average employment per establishment

11.1 11.0 10.8 11.1 11.2 11.1 11.3 11.1 10.6 10.4 10.9

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages | Chart

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