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Text in the next-to-last paragraph incorrectly stated that employment for golf courses and country clubs was 294,000 in January 2016. Text was corrected to reflect January 2016 employment was 264,000.

Industries with summertime peaks in employment

June 02, 2017

For some industries, employment peaks in summer months in response to increased demand for that industry's products and services. Some of these industries include amusement parks; RV parks and campgrounds; recreational and vacation camps; golf courses and country clubs; marinas; hotels and motels (except casinos); and historical sites and other similar institutions.

Employment in selected private industries, not seasonally adjusted, June 2007–March 2017
Month Nursery, garden, and farm supply stores Historical sites and other similar institutions Amusement parks and arcades Golf courses and country clubs Marinas Hotels and motels, except casino hotels RV parks and campgrounds Recreational and vacation camps

Jun 2007

132,000 62,100 191,400 450,600 44,100 1,548,500 36,500 42,100

Jul 2007

124,400 64,000 198,200 457,900 44,800 1,576,000 40,900 63,900

Aug 2007

117,400 61,300 189,100 445,600 44,300 1,567,800 40,000 58,200

Sep 2007

114,500 57,700 157,400 399,200 39,600 1,528,800 30,700 26,300

Oct 2007

114,200 56,000 147,900 367,200 35,200 1,500,300 23,900 21,300

Nov 2007

109,200 52,100 129,800 312,400 30,900 1,480,600 19,700 19,700

Dec 2007

102,600 50,500 130,100 288,600 28,800 1,474,600 18,400 18,200

Jan 2008

87,700 47,200 122,800 261,000 26,700 1,450,100 17,700 16,500

Feb 2008

89,800 45,300 127,900 258,700 25,500 1,460,000 17,800 16,300

Mar 2008

100,100 48,500 144,600 280,100 27,100 1,477,800 18,700 17,100

Apr 2008

113,200 54,000 152,900 340,300 30,300 1,488,300 21,900 18,600

May 2008

128,100 60,000 170,700 403,600 35,700 1,520,800 27,000 22,600

Jun 2008

126,400 63,400 187,000 451,200 39,800 1,565,900 34,700 42,100

Jul 2008

116,100 64,500 193,800 456,600 42,800 1,584,900 38,500 63,500

Aug 2008

110,000 61,800 183,500 446,300 40,900 1,574,900 38,000 57,100

Sep 2008

104,000 56,400 157,900 394,100 33,900 1,523,200 31,900 25,900

Oct 2008

103,300 54,000 152,000 364,700 29,200 1,489,200 24,300 21,300

Nov 2008

98,700 50,400 130,700 308,200 26,700 1,443,700 18,900 19,100

Dec 2008

94,000 49,800 130,300 282,300 25,500 1,434,100 17,900 17,400

Jan 2009

81,800 45,900 119,700 252,200 23,900 1,392,200 17,300 16,000

Feb 2009

82,900 44,900 125,000 254,000 23,600 1,390,700 17,000 16,800

Mar 2009

91,300 47,100 137,700 267,900 24,300 1,386,200 16,800 17,000

Apr 2009

108,300 53,100 154,800 322,700 27,500 1,385,700 21,100 19,000

May 2009

119,000 58,900 169,200 384,300 32,500 1,414,000 27,800 23,100

Jun 2009

118,100 63,500 181,900 428,300 36,400 1,460,400 35,100 43,600

Jul 2009

108,700 65,000 186,700 437,600 39,300 1,472,600 38,400 72,900

Aug 2009

102,700 63,000 178,900 429,300 38,500 1,472,300 39,000 66,700

Sep 2009

98,400 58,000 162,900 388,200 32,900 1,433,500 32,400 28,000

Oct 2009

95,900 55,200 150,600 343,600 28,600 1,397,500 26,100 21,100

Nov 2009

90,300 50,400 129,100 296,500 26,000 1,368,400 19,100 18,000

Dec 2009

87,600 48,200 129,500 268,400 25,100 1,366,900 17,200 16,600

Jan 2010

77,600 45,100 121,700 237,200 22,600 1,335,100 16,300 15,100

Feb 2010

79,200 44,900 127,500 237,200 22,100 1,340,800 16,600 15,500

Mar 2010

89,300 48,500 139,100 259,200 23,500 1,356,800 17,100 16,400

Apr 2010

107,700 53,800 159,000 328,800 27,600 1,371,600 24,100 18,400

May 2010

114,100 58,400 170,300 388,400 34,200 1,399,800 33,900 23,200

Jun 2010

112,400 63,700 191,600 443,900 38,900 1,468,200 41,400 42,900

Jul 2010

105,800 65,700 196,200 449,700 41,300 1,494,400 47,300 66,700

Aug 2010

100,700 62,200 189,000 437,700 40,000 1,498,800 46,800 63,100

Sep 2010

99,000 56,900 167,700 389,700 35,600 1,443,100 36,500 26,900

Oct 2010

99,300 53,800 155,400 353,900 30,900 1,407,600 25,900 20,600

Nov 2010

96,400 50,400 134,700 296,800 27,900 1,374,500 18,900 18,300

Dec 2010

94,300 47,800 135,700 264,700 25,100 1,375,500 16,900 16,200

Jan 2011

84,200 45,300 123,300 232,500 23,400 1,356,800 15,300 15,400

Feb 2011

88,700 46,600 127,500 237,700 24,000 1,364,900 16,100 16,300

Mar 2011

97,800 49,400 140,900 262,100 24,600 1,391,000 17,200 17,000

Apr 2011

116,600 55,800 155,600 328,400 29,100 1,408,800 22,200 18,200

May 2011

125,800 58,900 175,000 389,900 36,300 1,433,100 30,700 21,100

Jun 2011

123,600 63,800 195,600 446,600 42,400 1,497,800 42,100 55,400

Jul 2011

114,800 65,600 202,300 452,600 43,700 1,523,300 45,800 86,600

Aug 2011

111,400 64,700 195,300 441,300 42,500 1,524,200 46,800 77,400

Sep 2011

107,900 57,600 170,100 391,700 35,600 1,478,800 33,600 31,500

Oct 2011

106,800 56,500 161,600 359,500 30,300 1,452,000 26,700 23,500

Nov 2011

104,900 52,100 138,200 303,800 26,900 1,413,400 19,700 20,700

Dec 2011

101,500 51,400 139,800 274,100 25,300 1,413,000 17,000 18,400

Jan 2012

90,900 48,800 132,000 244,700 22,600 1,390,500 16,700 15,900

Feb 2012

93,200 49,000 137,600 246,000 22,900 1,398,000 16,800 16,000

Mar 2012

103,100 52,200 155,400 280,400 25,500 1,420,700 17,900 17,100

Apr 2012

119,600 55,400 170,500 334,500 29,100 1,435,300 22,700 18,400

May 2012

128,000 58,700 192,000 388,400 34,000 1,471,400 29,200 23,200

Jun 2012

125,500 63,500 218,100 438,000 41,700 1,533,600 39,000 42,800

Jul 2012

119,100 64,200 226,800 442,900 43,200 1,554,000 41,500 68,600

Aug 2012

111,900 63,100 217,700 431,200 41,000 1,545,600 42,600 63,400

Sep 2012

110,000 58,100 183,800 383,200 34,000 1,500,500 33,100 27,900

Oct 2012

110,700 56,900 172,700 353,600 30,600 1,468,600 26,100 21,400

Nov 2012

108,600 53,600 150,900 302,700 26,600 1,436,900 20,300 19,300

Dec 2012

105,500 52,600 148,600 279,000 25,400 1,437,000 18,500 18,300

Jan 2013

91,700 50,800 139,200 249,600 24,300 1,413,300 17,400 17,000

Feb 2013

93,400 50,700 143,900 247,700 24,600 1,424,800 17,500 17,600

Mar 2013

103,400 54,200 161,800 273,000 25,700 1,451,200 18,400 18,500

Apr 2013

121,200 57,200 175,500 328,400 28,400 1,466,400 22,900 20,800

May 2013

134,800 61,400 202,000 400,000 33,400 1,501,200 31,700 24,800

Jun 2013

132,600 65,800 230,300 454,000 39,400 1,567,900 39,100 47,200

Jul 2013

125,800 66,300 233,500 460,500 41,400 1,588,900 40,100 71,000

Aug 2013

121,300 64,000 220,600 446,600 40,500 1,590,600 40,000 63,100

Sep 2013

119,100 60,500 194,400 396,800 34,800 1,536,500 31,600 29,600

Oct 2013

118,300 59,100 184,800 368,200 30,400 1,509,500 24,200 23,500

Nov 2013

114,300 56,300 161,000 309,800 27,700 1,471,300 19,200 20,400

Dec 2013

109,900 54,300 159,700 282,600 25,700 1,469,700 16,900 19,100

Jan 2014

97,600 51,500 149,200 251,100 23,600 1,443,000 16,100 18,000

Feb 2014

99,800 51,600 152,300 250,300 24,300 1,455,500 16,500 18,600

Mar 2014

107,600 55,300 163,400 272,900 26,200 1,477,600 18,700 19,400

Apr 2014

127,400 58,800 180,400 334,300 29,500 1,491,300 23,900 21,400

May 2014

140,100 65,700 202,600 414,700 35,600 1,529,000 33,400 26,600

Jun 2014

137,700 69,200 228,100 467,600 40,300 1,586,500 42,400 51,000

Jul 2014

129,600 70,300 234,600 478,200 41,900 1,607,100 43,100 78,000

Aug 2014

121,100 68,700 221,300 462,400 41,400 1,611,500 41,700 66,800

Sep 2014

118,100 62,300 191,600 406,600 35,300 1,560,700 35,500 33,500

Oct 2014

118,000 61,100 183,100 374,600 31,200 1,527,400 27,500 25,700

Nov 2014

113,100 58,100 163,300 316,800 29,600 1,494,700 22,400 22,700

Dec 2014

108,800 57,500 163,300 290,900 27,200 1,498,500 20,900 21,100

Jan 2015

97,100 54,200 151,300 257,200 26,100 1,480,400 18,800 18,800

Feb 2015

99,000 53,700 159,000 255,900 26,300 1,489,600 19,300 19,400

Mar 2015

109,400 57,800 172,200 278,400 27,000 1,507,500 19,600 20,100

Apr 2015

127,800 62,100 193,400 341,700 30,400 1,514,600 24,400 22,000

May 2015

139,500 67,300 220,000 416,800 35,900 1,550,200 34,300 27,800

Jun 2015

135,400 72,200 251,200 471,200 39,700 1,607,400 40,100 48,900

Jul 2015

128,100 73,100 259,500 479,400 41,900 1,627,800 43,700 75,500

Aug 2015

122,400 71,600 244,700 463,000 41,000 1,631,500 43,800 64,400

Sep 2015

120,100 65,500 209,500 414,300 36,300 1,584,500 36,200 31,200

Oct 2015

119,700 64,400 197,300 375,000 33,400 1,552,900 28,000 24,900

Nov 2015

114,800 58,700 174,500 326,100 30,500 1,525,400 21,100 22,200

Dec 2015

113,300 56,700 169,200 299,300 29,300 1,526,500 19,700 21,100

Jan 2016

100,800 53,700 156,900 264,000 26,300 1,505,900 18,900 20,000

Feb 2016

102,600 53,300 164,200 265,300 26,700 1,518,200 19,500 20,500

Mar 2016

115,000 58,100 178,800 294,000 28,000 1,533,000 20,700 21,300

Apr 2016

130,800 63,700 199,200 353,400 31,100 1,539,900 25,700 23,300

May 2016

142,900 70,400 224,500 418,900 36,600 1,567,000 36,200 28,400

Jun 2016

142,100 76,600 255,600 484,100 40,500 1,634,000 45,300 52,000

Jul 2016

134,400 77,700 261,900 490,800 41,400 1,659,500 47,600 81,000

Aug 2016

130,500 74,400 248,000 472,900 40,100 1,648,400 45,000 70,000

Sep 2016

127,100 67,900 215,100 416,200 34,300 1,598,900 37,700 31,900

Oct 2016

128,300 66,600 202,500 383,600 31,000 1,558,000 29,900 26,600

Nov 2016

125,000 60,200 179,200 343,000 27,600 1,531,500 22,100 23,300

Dec 2016

121,900 59,900 175,200 299,100 25,200 1,532,300 21,000 21,600

Jan 2017

109,300 56,200 163,100 269,800 23,600 1,502,600 20,100 20,100

Feb 2017

112,700 56,800 171,300 270,900 23,500 1,514,100 20,400 20,600

Mar 2017(p)

126,200 60,700 185,500 289,200 24,400 1,531,300 21,100 21,300
Footnotes:

 

(p) = preliminary.

In amusement parks and arcades, employment in July 2007 was 198,200. Employment during peak periods remained flat until July 2012, where employment reached 226,800. This represented a 14.4-percent increase from July 2007 to July 2012. Since July 2012, employment increased to 261,900 in July 2016, a 15.5-percent increase from July 2012 and a 32.1-percent increase from July 2007.

Each year, employment in golf courses and country clubs reaches seasonal peaks in July and typically reaches lows in January or February. From seasonal peak to seasonal trough, employment decreased by an average 46.6 percent from July 2007 to January 2017. Employment increased from 264,000 in January 2016 to 490,800 in July 2016. This represents a 85.9-percent increase in employment.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Industries with summertime peaks in employment on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/industries-with-summertime-peaks-in-employment.htm (visited December 15, 2017).

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