Spending on entertainment in 2002
December 05, 2003
Consumer spending on entertainment was up 6.5 percent in 2002, following an increase of 4.8 percent in 2001.
The increase in entertainment spending in 2002 was the second largest increase among the major components of spending; the biggest increase was in health care spending.
Households spent an average of $2,079 on entertainment in 2002, about 5 percent of total expenditures.
These data come from the Consumer Expenditure Survey. Entertainment expenditures are divided into four categories: fees and admissions; television, radios, and sound equipment; pets, toys, and playground equipment; and other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services. For more information, see news release USDL 03-759, "Consumer Expenditures in 2002" (PDF) (TXT).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Spending on entertainment in 2002 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/dec/wk1/art05.htm (visited March 27, 2015).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.