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Industries at a Glance
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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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Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020
Oct.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,298.1 1,313.3 (p)1,401.1 (p)1,435.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,186.6 1,191.2 (p)1,172.9  

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

38.0% 34.5% 29.9% 24.6%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Union Membership and Representation

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

7.6% 7.3% 8.3% 6.5%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

8.2% 7.8% 9.3% 7.0%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

36,430

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

251,050

Lodging managers

34,660

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

473,010

Waiters and waitresses

157,380

(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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Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$18.16 $18.15 $18.10 (p)$18.44

Average weekly hours

28.0 28.5 29.6 (p)29.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$14.93 $15.33 $15.35 (p)$15.56

Average weekly hours

26.5 26.9 28.3 (p)28.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2016 2017 2018 2019

Union membership and representation

Full-time workers

$582 $598 $615 $621

Members of unions

$698 $685 $715 $704

Represented by unions

$703 $678 $702 $685

Nonunion

$564 $588 $604 $616

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

17.57 19.18 36,550 39,890

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

11.73 12.43 24,390 25,850

Lodging managers

25.76 30.13 53,590 62,660

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

11.71 12.76 24,350 26,540

Waiters and waitresses

11.71 14.82 24,350 30,830

(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.

Data series 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

25 37 34 47

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

Data series 2019

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

Total recordable cases

 

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

2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.3

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

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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Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020
Oct.
2020

Producer price index

(p)154.6 (p)154.5 (p)154.6 (p)152.2

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.3% (p)-0.1% (p)0.1% (p)-1.6%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

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

Establishments

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2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

72,119 72,520 72,940 (p)73,234

Local government

165 167 168 (p)175

State government

11 11 11 (p)11

Federal government

202 203 205 (p)207

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: November 20, 2020