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Industries at a Glance
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Service-Providing Industries

About the Service-Providing Industries supersector group

The service-providing industries supersector group consists of these supersectors and sectors:

(All other industries are part of the Goods-Producing Industries supersector group.)

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in service-providing industries. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, gross job gains and losses, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

130,715 130,896 (p)131,100 (p)131,246

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Dynamic Changes in Employment

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2nd quarter
2018
3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

Gross job gains

(1)6,245 (1)6,185 (1)6,362 (1)6,032

Gross job losses

(1)5,983 (1)6,116 (1)5,702 (1)5,618

Footnotes
(1) Total private includes unclassified sector, not shown separately

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates in service-providing industries, see the Employment and projected employment by major industry sector table.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section contains information on the average cost of benefits paid by employers, as well as recent rates of change in wages and total compensation.

Employer Compensation Costs

Data series Back
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4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019

12-month percent change

Total compensation

3.2% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6%

Wages and salaries

3.2% 2.9% 3.0% 2.9%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)



Data series Back
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3rd quarter 2019
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation

Compensation costs

Total compensation

33.58 100.0

Wages and salaries

23.83 71.0

Total benefits

9.75 29.0

Insurance

2.58 7.7

Retirement

1.18 3.5

(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 service-providing industries. 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.

Data series 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

2,801 3,152 3,134 3,165

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

Data series 2018

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

1.5

Cases involving days away from work

0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.6

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 service-providing industries.

Establishments

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3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

8,435,398 8,523,315 (p)8,539,371 (p)8,624,737

Local government

166,198 166,055 (p)166,499 (p)166,674

State government

67,898 68,038 (p)67,915 (p)68,011

Federal government

58,754 58,739 (p)59,689 (p)59,697

Establishments with changes in employment (in thousands)

With job gains (seasonally adjusted)

(1)1,717 (1)1,788 (1)1,783  

With job losses (seasonally adjusted)

(1)1,751 (1)1,692 (1)1,689  

Footnotes
(1) Total private includes unclassified sector, not shown separately
(p) Preliminary

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

 

Data extracted on: January 24, 2020