Publishing Industries (except Internet): NAICS 511

About the Publishing Industries (except Internet) subsector

The publishing industries (except internet) subsector is part of the information sector.

Industries in the Publishing Industries (except Internet) subsector group establishments engaged in the publishing of newspapers, magazines, other periodicals, and books, as well as directory and mailing list and software publishing. In general, these establishments, which are known as publishers, issue copies of works for which they usually possess copyright. Works may be in one or more formats including traditional print form, CD-ROM, or proprietary electronic networks. Publishers may publish works originally created by others for which they have obtained the rights and/or works that they have created in-house. Software publishing is included here because the activity, creation of a copyrighted product and bringing it to market, is equivalent to the creation process for other types of intellectual products.

North American Industry Classification System

The publishing industries (except internet) subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers: NAICS 5111
  • Software Publishers: NAICS 5112

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in publishing industries (except internet). 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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Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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728.9 729.0 (P) 728.2 (P) 729.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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574.5 575.4 (P) 573.3  

Unemployment

 

Unemployment rate

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6.3% 5.7% 6.8% 6.7%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Union Membership and Representation

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Union membership and representation

 

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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5.0% 4.5% 3.7% 4.7%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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6.5% 4.7% 4.3% 5.5%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Advertising sales agents

43,600

Computer software engineers, applications

 

Editors

55,460

Graphic designers

21,780

Reporters and correspondents

27,420

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for publishing industries (except internet).

(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 publishing industries (except internet).

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$38.59 $38.41 $38.21 (P) $38.17

Average weekly hours

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38.8 38.6 36.9 (P) 36.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$33.11 $32.97 $33.64 (P) $32.70

Average weekly hours

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37.4 37.1 36.0 (P) 36.2

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
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Union membership and representation

 

Full-time workers

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$876 $910 $934 $908

Members of unions

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$957 $1,004 $1,012 $869

Represented by unions

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$939 $1,000 $1,017 $859

Nonunion

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$871 $902 $921 $912

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Advertising sales agents

$19.09 $23.17 $39,710 $48,200

Computer software engineers, applications

       

Editors

$25.67 $30.32 $53,380 $63,070

Graphic designers

$19.39 $21.60 $40,340 $44,920

Reporters and correspondents

$16.07 $19.35 $33,420 $40,240

(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 publishing industries (except internet). 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.

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Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

12 14 17 18

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

 

Total recordable cases

1.5 1.2 1.3 1.0

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

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5

Cases involving days away from work

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

  0.2 0.2 0.1

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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Producer price index

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(P) 113.4 (P) 113.3 (P) 113.1 (P) 113.0

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -0.1% (P) -0.1% (P) -0.2% (P) -0.1%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in publishing industries (except internet). Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 35,155 (P) 35,412 (P) 35,673 (P) 35,849

Local government

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(P) 7 (P) 7 (P) 7 (P) 7

State government

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(P) 4 (P) 4 (P) 4 (P) 4

Federal government

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(P) 7 (P) 7 (P) 7 (P) 7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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127.610 137.605 139.766 140.576

Percent change from previous year

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1.5 7.8 1.6 0.6

Labor index, total labor hours

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76.514 72.236 73.058 73.199

Percent change from previous year

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-9.3 -5.6 1.1 0.2

Output index

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97.639 99.401 102.111 102.900

Percent change from previous year

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-7.9 1.8 2.7 0.8

Unit labor costs index

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113.164 112.471 114.281 118.962

Percent change from previous year

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1.9 -0.6 1.6 4.1

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See publishing, except software and software publishers in the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: July 22, 2014