April 15, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment in tax preparation services

Employment in tax preparation services,
January 2001–September 2010
Month Employment

Jan 2001

149,860

Feb 2001

162,999

Mar 2001

146,914

Apr 2001

138,935

May 2001

41,022

Jun 2001

32,756

Jul 2001

27,968

Aug 2001

29,396

Sep 2001

30,371

Oct 2001

30,384

Nov 2001

32,825

Dec 2001

78,948

Jan 2002

160,915

Feb 2002

173,254

Mar 2002

158,386

Apr 2002

148,923

May 2002

43,590

Jun 2002

40,326

Jul 2002

30,982

Aug 2002

32,265

Sep 2002

33,823

Oct 2002

38,131

Nov 2002

58,075

Dec 2002

99,945

Jan 2003

180,227

Feb 2003

188,842

Mar 2003

167,273

Apr 2003

152,348

May 2003

44,845

Jun 2003

36,854

Jul 2003

30,660

Aug 2003

32,265

Sep 2003

34,406

Oct 2003

33,851

Nov 2003

63,407

Dec 2003

101,884

Jan 2004

181,702

Feb 2004

195,865

Mar 2004

172,504

Apr 2004

160,087

May 2004

50,272

Jun 2004

40,884

Jul 2004

33,942

Aug 2004

35,783

Sep 2004

37,935

Oct 2004

38,438

Nov 2004

63,507

Dec 2004

109,917

Jan 2005

195,722

Feb 2005

207,070

Mar 2005

175,977

Apr 2005

170,765

May 2005

51,374

Jun 2005

42,261

Jul 2005

35,458

Aug 2005

36,930

Sep 2005

38,397

Oct 2005

39,341

Nov 2005

49,789

Dec 2005

109,416

Jan 2006

192,935

Feb 2006

211,335

Mar 2006

183,817

Apr 2006

177,302

May 2006

54,252

Jun 2006

44,123

Jul 2006

38,222

Aug 2006

40,693

Sep 2006

42,861

Oct 2006

46,204

Nov 2006

65,819

Dec 2006

128,588

Jan 2007

211,788

Feb 2007

222,737

Mar 2007

194,306

Apr 2007

186,537

May 2007

59,026

Jun 2007

47,668

Jul 2007

40,519

Aug 2007

43,771

Sep 2007

45,916

Oct 2007

47,870

Nov 2007

62,214

Dec 2007

123,744

Jan 2008

217,440

Feb 2008

228,568

Mar 2008

199,007

Apr 2008

191,576

May 2008

59,812

Jun 2008

48,830

Jul 2008

43,203

Aug 2008

44,997

Sep 2008

46,621

Oct 2008

49,376

Nov 2008

76,749

Dec 2008

129,674

Jan 2009

229,056

Feb 2009

237,675

Mar 2009

202,124

Apr 2009

193,423

May 2009

60,077

Jun 2009

48,705

Jul 2009

43,608

Aug 2009

44,762

Sep 2009

45,707

Oct 2009

49,419

Nov 2009

93,243

Dec 2009

109,202

Jan 2010

(p) 211,006

Feb 2010

(p) 222,658

Mar 2010

(p) 198,171

Apr 2010

(p) 189,508

May 2010

(p) 62,162

Jun 2010

(p) 50,341

Jul 2010

(p) 44,578

Aug 2010

(p) 45,506

Sep 2010

(p) 45,878

Footnotes:
(p) Data for 2010 are preliminary

Employment in tax preparation services, annual average, 2001–2009
      Year       Employment

2001

75,198

2002

84,885

2003

88,905

2004

93,403

2005

96,042

2006

102,179

2007

107,175

2008

111,321

2009

113,083

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment in tax preparation services.