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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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Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,719.1 1,728.6 (p)1,746.8 (p)1,762.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,591.9 1,455.5 (p)1,477.9  

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

4.5% 6.7% 6.9% 8.1%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Union Membership and Representation

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

8.3% 6.5% 5.7% 5.9%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

9.3% 7.0% 6.5% 6.4%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

29,570

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

204,750

Lodging managers

32,660

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

312,510

Waiters and waitresses

71,550

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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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Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$21.94 $22.06 $22.59 (p)$22.87

Average weekly hours

31.4 31.5 31.4 (p)31.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$19.10 $19.31 $19.70 (p)$19.83

Average weekly hours

31.0 30.8 30.5 (p)30.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2018 2019 2020 2021

Union membership and representation

Full-time workers

$615 $621 $671 $691

Members of unions

$715 $704 -$ $735

Represented by unions

$702 $685 $813 $752

Nonunion

$604 $616 $643 $683

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

17.77 19.16 36,960 39,860

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

13.45 13.38 27,970 27,840

Lodging managers

28.53 31.82 59,340 66,180

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

13.39 13.58 27,840 28,250

Waiters and waitresses

12.73 14.15 26,480 29,430

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

37 34 47 37

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

Data series 2021

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

Total recordable cases

 

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

2.4

Cases involving days away from work

1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.8

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.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Producer price index

(p)198.184 (p)190.575 (p)189.823 (p)193.399

Percent change from previous month

  (p)1.4% (p)-3.8% (p)-0.4% (p)1.9%

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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3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021
1st quarter
2022
2nd quarter
2022

Number of establishments

Private industry

75,007 75,475 (p)75,997 (p)76,570

Local government

178 178 (p)177 (p)177

State government

10 10 (p)10 (p)10

Federal government

213 214 (p)209 (p)203

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: December 06, 2022