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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.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

5,907 5,923 (p)5,926 (p)5,940

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

4,885 4,894 (p)4,888 (p)4,901

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

2.9% 3.1% 3.2% 3.7%

Job openings, hires, and separations (in thousands)

Job openings

277 197 (p)225  

Hires

211 162 (p)175  

Separations

237 161 (p)216  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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

Union Membership and Representation

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

2.6% 2.8% 2.6% 2.8%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

3.1% 3.2% 3.0% 3.3%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Dynamic Changes in Employment

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3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

Gross job gains

301 304 299 310

Gross job losses

308 291 276 289

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

232,080

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

55,080

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

317,790

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

114,080

(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.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$25.39 $25.48 (p)$25.55 (p)$25.57

Average weekly hours

31.9 31.9 (p)31.8 (p)32.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$21.55 $21.62 (p)$21.70 (p)$21.74

Average weekly hours

30.8 30.8 (p)30.8 (p)31.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2016 2017 2018 2019

Union membership and representation

Full-time workers

$686 $705 $735 $762

Members of unions

$959 $913 $1,165 $1,091

Represented by unions

$869 $874 $1,186 $1,098

Nonunion

$681 $699 $725 $752

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

$18.39 $19.79 $38,250 $41,160

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

$28.22 $30.06 $58,700 $62,530

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

$12.44 $15.01 $25,880 $31,210

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

$10.99 $11.43 $22,870 $23,770

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Employer Compensation Costs

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

12-month percent change

Total compensation

2.8% 3.1% 3.0% 3.1%

Wages and salaries

2.9% 3.3% 3.1% 3.3%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)



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3rd quarter 2019
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation

Compensation costs

Total compensation

29.52 100.0

Wages and salaries

21.58 73.1

Total benefits

7.94 26.9

Insurance

2.18 7.4

Retirement

1.22 4.1

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

203 226 209 196

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

2.2

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

1.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

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
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

860,147 864,832 (p)854,292 (p)860,951

Local government

2,134 2,131 (p)2,133 (p)2,137

State government

174 175 (p)176 (p)174

Federal government

166 166 (p)165 (p)159

Establishments with changes in employment (in thousands)

With job gains (seasonally adjusted)

120 125 122 122

With job losses (seasonally adjusted)

124 119 120 122

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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

 

Data extracted on: February 14, 2020