Accommodation: NAICS 721

About the Accommodation subsector

The accommodation subsector is part of the accommodation and food services sector.

Industries in the Accommodation subsector provide lodging or short-term accommodations for travelers, vacationers, and others. There is a wide range of establishments in these industries. Some provide lodging only; while others provide meals, laundry services, and recreational facilities, as well as lodging. Lodging establishments are classified in this subsector even if the provision of complementary services generates more revenue. The types of complementary services provided vary from establishment to establishment.

North American Industry Classification System

The accommodation subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Traveler Accommodation: NAICS 7211
  • RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps: NAICS 7212
  • Rooming and Boarding Houses: NAICS 7213

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in accommodation. 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, union membership and representation, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,872.4 1,874.8 (P) 1,879.5 (P) 1,881.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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1,551.9 1,572.8 (P) 1,623.4  

Unemployment

 

Unemployment rate

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9.7% 8.3% 7.2% 6.6%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Union Membership and Representation

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Union membership and representation

 

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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7.9% 7.1% 6.5% 7.0%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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8.3% 7.8% 7.5% 8.0%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

31,230

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

225,320

Lodging managers

28,530

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

432,980

Waiters and waitresses

133,620

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

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

(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 accommodation.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$15.71 $15.56 $15.52 (P) $15.49

Average weekly hours

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30.4 30.7 30.5 (P) 30.6

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$13.33 $13.18 $13.18 (P) $13.19

Average weekly hours

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29.1 29.5 29.4 (P) 29.5

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2010 2011 2012 2013

Union membership and representation

 

Full-time workers

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$508 $515 $542 $571

Members of unions

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$547 $598 $613 $622

Represented by unions

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$553 $596 $609 $625

Nonunion

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$502 $508 $527 $559

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

$14.94 $16.26 $31,070 $33,820

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

$9.77 $10.55 $20,320 $21,950

Lodging managers

$22.30 $26.53 $46,380 $55,170

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

$9.21 $10.48 $19,160 $21,790

Waiters and waitresses

$9.15 $11.91 $19,040 $24,780

(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 accommodation. 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

32 32 34 33

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

 

Total recordable cases

5.0 5.3 5.1 5.2

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

2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8

Cases involving days away from work

1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3

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

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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Producer price index

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(P) 151.1 (P) 153.1 (P) 153.5 (P) 157.6

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.5% (P) 1.3% (P) 0.3% (P) 2.7%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in accommodation.

Establishments

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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 65,918 (P) 66,221 (P) 66,522 (P) 66,700

Local government

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(P) 131 (P) 132 (P) 132 (P) 132

State government

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(P) 13 (P) 13 (P) 13 (P) 14

Federal government

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(P) 217 (P) 218 (P) 216 (P) 200

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See hotels and other accommodations in the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: July 22, 2014