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Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries: NAICS 713

About the Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries subsector

The amusement, gambling, and recreation industries subsector is part of the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Industries in the Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries subsector (1) operate facilities where patrons can primarily engage in sports, recreation, amusement, or gambling activities and/or (2) provide other amusement and recreation services, such as supplying and servicing amusement devices in places of business operated by others; operating sports teams, clubs, or leagues engaged in playing games for recreational purposes; and guiding tours without using transportation equipment.

North American Industry Classification System

The amusement, gambling, and recreation industries subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Amusement Parks and Arcades: NAICS 7131
  • Gambling Industries: NAICS 7132
  • Other Amusement and Recreation Industries: NAICS 7139

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in amusement, gambling, and recreation industries. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
data
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
Jun.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,318.5 1,401.6 (p)1,459.7 (p)1,504.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,008.0 1,120.6 (p)1,257.5  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Amusement and recreation attendants

154,550

Bartenders

26,310

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

154,680

Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

30,970

Waiters and waitresses

65,300

(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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries.

(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 are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in amusement, gambling, and recreation industries.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Data series Back
data
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021

Average hourly earnings

$20.93 $20.72 $20.37 (p)$20.15

Average weekly hours

23.6 23.9 23.6 (p)23.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021

Average hourly earnings

$16.94 $16.91 $16.87 (p)$16.72

Average weekly hours

20.7 21.2 21.0 (p)20.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Amusement and recreation attendants

11.83 12.07 24,610 25,110

Bartenders

11.86 13.18 24,670 27,410

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

20.19 22.60 41,990 47,010

Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

11.34 11.93 23,590 24,810

Waiters and waitresses

12.00 13.05 24,970 27,140

(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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries. 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

42 52 30 44

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

3.3

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

1.9

Cases involving days away from work

1.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

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 in amusement, gambling, and recreation industries.

Establishments

Data series Back
data
1st quarter
2020
2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)88,501 (p)88,091 (p)88,611 (p)89,091

Local government

(p)3,068 (p)3,069 (p)3,063 (p)3,063

State government

(p)41 (p)41 (p)40 (p)40

Federal government

(p)560 (p)559 (p)557 (p)558

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: July 30, 2021