Other Services (except Public Administration): NAICS 81

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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2014

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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5,505 5,508 (P) 5,518 (P) 5,518

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

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4,586 4,588 (P) 4,594 (P) 4,590

Unemployment

 

Unemployment rate

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5.9% 6.3% 5.8% 5.3%

Job openings, hires, and separations (in thousands)

 

Job openings

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101 144 (P) 183  

Hires

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233 263 (P) 166  

Separations

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186 233 (P) 207  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Job Openings and Labor Turnover 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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2.9% 3.4% 2.5% 3.0%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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3.4% 3.8% 3.0% 3.4%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Dynamic Changes in Employment

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2013

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

 

Gross job gains

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272 285 274 268

Gross job losses

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256 265 271 272

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

227,150

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

53,680

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

319,350

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

106,550

Maintenance and repair workers, general

 

(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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Average hourly earnings

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$21.88 $21.92 (P) $21.98 (P) $22.00

Average weekly hours

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31.6 31.7 (P) 31.7 (P) 31.8

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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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$18.40 $18.46 (P) $18.51 (P) $18.51

Average weekly hours

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30.7 30.7 (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
2010 2011 2012 2013

Union membership and representation

 

Full-time workers

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$615 $626 $622 $634

Members of unions

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$866 $917 $807 $816

Represented by unions

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$862 $901 $763 $797

Nonunion

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$609 $619 $618 $627

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

$16.10 $17.28 $33,490 $35,950

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

$26.08 $27.58 $54,240 $57,360

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

$11.01 $13.11 $22,910 $27,280

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

$9.41 $10.06 $19,570 $20,910

Maintenance and repair workers, general

       

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Employer Compensation Costs

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2014
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2014

12-month percent change

 

Total compensation

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2.2% 2.9% 1.9% 1.3%

Wages and salaries

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2.6% 3.4% 2.1% 1.5%

(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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25.60 100.0

Wages and salaries

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18.52 72.3

Total benefits

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7.08 27.7

Insurance

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1.94 7.6

Retirement

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1.07 4.2

(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

192 185 205 (P) 181

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

 

Total recordable cases

2.7      

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

1.3      

Cases involving days away from work

0.9      

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4      

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(P) Preliminary

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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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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790,965 795,759 797,624 (P) 805,033

Local government

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2,131 2,138 2,128 (P) 2,125

State government

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180 180 176 (P) 174

Federal government

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181 176 174 (P) 168

Establishments with changes in employment (in thousands)

 

With job gains (seasonally adjusted)

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112 111 111  

With job losses (seasonally adjusted)

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110 109 110  

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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

Other BLS Resources

The Editor's Desk

See industry studies in the subject matter index of The Editor's Desk (Current Edition).

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: October 15, 2014