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Casino hotels had largest employment loss per establishment in 2020

July 13, 2021

With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, annual average employment fell by about 1 worker per establishment over the year across all private industries in the United States. Casino hotels had the largest decrease among all private industries, losing an average of 263 jobs per establishment. That was 3.5 times greater than the industry with next largest job loss, amusement and theme parks. That industry lost 75 jobs per establishment on average in 2020.

Largest losses and gains in annual average employment per establishment, 2019–20
Industry Employment change per establishment Establishments Employment change

Casino hotels

-263 368 -96,828

Amusement and theme parks

-75 1,111 -83,016

Casinos, except casino hotels

-62 389 -23,925

Light truck and utility vehicle manufacturing

-36 91 -3,276

Coastal and Great Lakes passenger transportation

-29 183 -5,267

Tire manufacturing, except retreading

-28 159 -4,528

Motor vehicle metal stamping

-25 574 -14,283

Motor home manufacturing

-25 54 -1,332

Scheduled passenger air transportation

-23 1,845 -41,828

Heavy duty truck manufacturing

-22 186 -4,127

Silver ore mining

10 19 199

Ammunition, except small arms, manufacturing

12 71 839

Guided missile and space vehicle manufacturing

13 180 2,405

General warehousing and storage

16 14,245 222,347

Warehouse clubs and supercenters

19 6,218 116,780

Some industries gained jobs in 2020. Warehouse clubs and supercenters had the largest increase among private industries. Employment at the average warehouse clubs and supercenters establishment increased by 19 jobs in 2020. Second highest was general warehousing and storage, which added 16 jobs per establishment during 2020.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages and are preliminary. You can view employment data for the nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas through the data viewer tool.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Casino hotels had largest employment loss per establishment in 2020 at (visited May 19, 2024).

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