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Other Services (except Public Administration): NAICS 81

About the Other Services (except Public Administration) sector

The other services (except public administration) sector is part of the service-providing industries supersector group.

The Other Services (except Public Administration) sector comprises establishments engaged in providing services not specifically provided for elsewhere in the classification system. Establishments in this sector are primarily engaged in activities, such as equipment and machinery repairing, promoting or administering religious activities, grantmaking, advocacy, and providing drycleaning and laundry services, personal care services, death care services, pet care services, photofinishing services, temporary parking services, and dating services.

North American Industry Classification System

The other services (except public administration) sector consists of these subsectors:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in other services (except public administration). 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, job openings and labor turnover, union membership and representation, gross job gains and losses, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment, Unemployment, and Openings, Hires, and Separations

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Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

5,488 5,485 (p)5,467 (p)5,474

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

4,469 4,463 (p)4,451 (p)4,445

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

8.3% 8.1% 7.4% 8.8%

Job openings, hires, and separations (in thousands)

Job openings

265 225 (p)218  

Hires

285 175 (p)120  

Separations

144 178 (p)192  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey)

Union Membership and Representation

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2017 2018 2019 2020

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

2.8% 2.6% 2.8% 2.5%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

3.2% 3.0% 3.3% 3.0%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Dynamic Changes in Employment

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

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

Gross job gains

299 307 283 191

Gross job losses

300 279 336 1,036

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

238,060

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

55,040

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

321,730

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

108,920

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for other services (except public administration).

(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 other services (except public administration). This section also contains information on the average cost of benefits paid by employers, as well as recent rates of change in wages and total compensation.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$26.51 $26.69 (p)$26.81 (p)$26.87

Average weekly hours

32.4 32.4 (p)32.4 (p)32.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$22.65 $22.80 (p)$22.91 (p)$22.97

Average weekly hours

31.4 31.4 (p)31.4 (p)31.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

$18.89 $20.26 $39,300 $42,130

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

$28.63 $30.60 $59,560 $63,650

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

$13.08 $15.54 $27,210 $32,320

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

$11.56 $11.96 $24,040 $24,870

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Employee Benefits

This section presents data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer-provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefits from the National Compensation Survey. More Benefits estimates are also accessible from the Benefits database, the archived NCS publications page, and the complete Employee Benefits Excel dataset (XLSX).

Data series Access Participation
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2020 Back
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2020

Private industry

Retirement benefit plans

46 32

Defined benefit plans

6 5

Defined contribution plans

44 30

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Data series After 1 year of service After 20 years of service
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2020

Mean number of vacation days for private industry workers without consolidated leave plans

8 15

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

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2020

Percent of private industry workers with access to employer-sponsored benefits

Health care

50

Paid vacation

71

Paid sick leave

68

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Employer Compensation Costs

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2020
2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020

Private industry

12-month percent change

Total compensation

2.8% 2.3% 2.8% 2.2%

Wages and salaries

2.9% 2.4% 3.1% 2.4%

3-month percent change

Total compensation

0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%

Wages and salaries

0.8% 0.6% 0.7% 0.3%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Data series Private industry
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation
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3rd quarter 2020

Total compensation

28.38 100.0

Wages and salaries

21.41 75.4

Total benefits

6.98 24.6

Insurance

1.67 5.9

Retirement

0.74 2.6

Paid leave

1.74 6.1

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2017 2018 2019 2020

Union membership and representation

Full-time workers

$705 $735 $762 $823

Members of unions

$913 $1,165 $1,091 $1,174

Represented by unions

$874 $1,186 $1,098 $1,143

Nonunion

$699 $725 $752 $812

(Source: Current Population Survey)

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 other services (except public administration). 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

226 209 196 210

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

2.0

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4

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 other services (except public administration).

Establishments

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

Number of establishments

Private industry

865,181 869,213 (p)819,666 (p)817,720

Local government

2,129 2,121 (p)2,114 (p)2,112

State government

172 172 (p)172 (p)172

Federal government

165 167 (p)166 (p)166

Establishments with changes in employment (in thousands)

With job gains (seasonally adjusted)

122 127 115 89

With job losses (seasonally adjusted)

122 120 137 234

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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

 

Data extracted on: February 24, 2021