1.1 million people hired in the leisure and hospitality industry in June 2019

August 09, 2019

In June 2019, the leisure and hospitality industry—which consists of accommodation and food services and arts, entertainment, and recreation—hired 1,142,000 people nationwide, an increase of 42,000 hires from May and 64,000 hires from June 2018. The number of hires in accommodation and food services increased by 76,000 from May to June, while hires in arts, entertainment, and recreation fell over the month by 34,000.

 Hires, separations, and job openings in the leisure and hospitality industries, June 2001–June 2019

Month

Accommodation and food services: hires

Accommodation and food services: separations

Accommodation and food services: job openings

Arts, entertainment, and recreation: hires

Arts, entertainment, and recreation: separations

Arts, entertainment, and recreation: job openings

Jun 2001

716,000 704,000 384,000 158,000 128,000 63,000

Jul 2001

762,000 748,000 509,000 166,000 175,000 78,000

Aug 2001

714,000 721,000 482,000 156,000 165,000 62,000

Sep 2001

738,000 769,000 463,000 138,000 154,000 77,000

Oct 2001

686,000 755,000 316,000 144,000 147,000 58,000

Nov 2001

701,000 723,000 387,000 118,000 145,000 65,000

Dec 2001

684,000 665,000 368,000 126,000 133,000 66,000

Jan 2002

664,000 653,000 313,000 116,000 127,000 44,000

Feb 2002

693,000 686,000 355,000 133,000 133,000 59,000

Mar 2002

634,000 647,000 330,000 140,000 137,000 81,000

Apr 2002

700,000 693,000 319,000 128,000 149,000 57,000

May 2002

671,000 678,000 339,000 130,000 116,000 61,000

Jun 2002

656,000 686,000 298,000 126,000 113,000 44,000

Jul 2002

700,000 684,000 332,000 98,000 116,000 44,000

Aug 2002

686,000 648,000 345,000 135,000 139,000 51,000

Sep 2002

669,000 640,000 316,000 138,000 116,000 35,000

Oct 2002

676,000 624,000 332,000 110,000 101,000 50,000

Nov 2002

662,000 650,000 341,000 141,000 122,000 65,000

Dec 2002

674,000 652,000 334,000 154,000 144,000 43,000

Jan 2003

699,000 675,000 358,000 157,000 148,000 34,000

Feb 2003

666,000 659,000 326,000 135,000 150,000 35,000

Mar 2003

644,000 674,000 320,000 135,000 148,000 32,000

Apr 2003

639,000 643,000 331,000 148,000 156,000 41,000

May 2003

678,000 714,000 364,000 165,000 162,000 66,000

Jun 2003

671,000 649,000 359,000 136,000 114,000 65,000

Jul 2003

643,000 631,000 289,000 132,000 132,000 49,000

Aug 2003

679,000 633,000 332,000 136,000 138,000 56,000

Sep 2003

689,000 634,000 350,000 136,000 145,000 46,000

Oct 2003

709,000 679,000 394,000 134,000 134,000 63,000

Nov 2003

701,000 678,000 387,000 135,000 138,000 51,000

Dec 2003

736,000 697,000 387,000 137,000 135,000 59,000

Jan 2004

707,000 697,000 376,000 135,000 125,000 77,000

Feb 2004

719,000 688,000 389,000 136,000 130,000 77,000

Mar 2004

770,000 751,000 387,000 143,000 132,000 56,000

Apr 2004

749,000 711,000 372,000 137,000 148,000 38,000

May 2004

747,000 714,000 374,000 153,000 134,000 54,000

Jun 2004

730,000 713,000 408,000 145,000 152,000 58,000

Jul 2004

726,000 724,000 465,000 152,000 158,000 51,000

Aug 2004

736,000 741,000 412,000 141,000 147,000 53,000

Sep 2004

734,000 674,000 454,000 172,000 152,000 70,000

Oct 2004

735,000 706,000 432,000 139,000 140,000 53,000

Nov 2004

765,000 734,000 346,000 120,000 131,000 82,000

Dec 2004

738,000 700,000 358,000 123,000 137,000 112,000

Jan 2005

759,000 747,000 462,000 152,000 142,000 79,000

Feb 2005

719,000 695,000 444,000 153,000 151,000 81,000

Mar 2005

766,000 776,000 461,000 145,000 133,000 96,000

Apr 2005

754,000 687,000 524,000 146,000 127,000 101,000

May 2005

745,000 743,000 464,000 131,000 130,000 71,000

Jun 2005

776,000 741,000 486,000 163,000 168,000 91,000

Jul 2005

787,000 768,000 436,000 146,000 120,000 99,000

Aug 2005

800,000 791,000 424,000 148,000 133,000 90,000

Sep 2005

794,000 812,000 412,000 139,000 144,000 73,000

Oct 2005

731,000 766,000 431,000 136,000 159,000 73,000

Nov 2005

782,000 733,000 469,000 141,000 135,000 61,000

Dec 2005

784,000 763,000 517,000 135,000 150,000 71,000

Jan 2006

818,000 797,000 511,000 110,000 120,000 123,000

Feb 2006

832,000 813,000 512,000 125,000 116,000 82,000

Mar 2006

809,000 771,000 500,000 134,000 126,000 64,000

Apr 2006

768,000 737,000 589,000 155,000 132,000 87,000

May 2006

784,000 774,000 487,000 139,000 147,000 59,000

Jun 2006

806,000 801,000 473,000 135,000 127,000 66,000

Jul 2006

806,000 757,000 522,000 155,000 136,000 67,000

Aug 2006

763,000 744,000 514,000 130,000 125,000 57,000

Sep 2006

761,000 737,000 467,000 107,000 122,000 109,000

Oct 2006

790,000 780,000 496,000 145,000 133,000 92,000

Nov 2006

848,000 790,000 530,000 142,000 134,000 86,000

Dec 2006

785,000 765,000 496,000 141,000 139,000 84,000

Jan 2007

773,000 760,000 429,000 152,000 142,000 83,000

Feb 2007

772,000 769,000 478,000 147,000 138,000 75,000

Mar 2007

768,000 755,000 537,000 140,000 143,000 88,000

Apr 2007

836,000 793,000 486,000 128,000 131,000 77,000

May 2007

804,000 753,000 520,000 133,000 128,000 64,000

Jun 2007

827,000 816,000 520,000 140,000 146,000 113,000

Jul 2007

788,000 788,000 559,000 128,000 124,000 70,000

Aug 2007

796,000 795,000 572,000 137,000 125,000 64,000

Sep 2007

767,000 713,000 609,000 142,000 130,000 67,000

Oct 2007

791,000 781,000 532,000 145,000 133,000 76,000

Nov 2007

745,000 716,000 532,000 157,000 146,000 103,000

Dec 2007

752,000 758,000 525,000 138,000 135,000 57,000

Jan 2008

708,000 737,000 517,000 139,000 143,000 57,000

Feb 2008

758,000 783,000 486,000 161,000 153,000 66,000

Mar 2008

707,000 701,000 509,000 137,000 136,000 74,000

Apr 2008

729,000 725,000 488,000 120,000 122,000 61,000

May 2008

767,000 744,000 483,000 139,000 146,000 72,000

Jun 2008

681,000 703,000 417,000 120,000 128,000 53,000

Jul 2008

696,000 713,000 385,000 112,000 120,000 54,000

Aug 2008

680,000 710,000 354,000 158,000 167,000 77,000

Sep 2008

683,000 713,000 354,000 112,000 131,000 56,000

Oct 2008

650,000 683,000 355,000 123,000 112,000 54,000

Nov 2008

611,000 652,000 295,000 95,000 90,000 53,000

Dec 2008

613,000 645,000 298,000 125,000 122,000 50,000

Jan 2009

598,000 627,000 206,000 117,000 115,000 35,000

Feb 2009

591,000 636,000 296,000 101,000 98,000 30,000

Mar 2009

559,000 613,000 239,000 73,000 86,000 24,000

Apr 2009

531,000 589,000 247,000 86,000 108,000 25,000

May 2009

587,000 564,000 268,000 91,000 77,000 28,000

Jun 2009

537,000 562,000 264,000 93,000 128,000 19,000

Jul 2009

514,000 528,000 223,000 101,000 116,000 36,000

Aug 2009

533,000 560,000 173,000 120,000 121,000 25,000

Sep 2009

518,000 528,000 260,000 112,000 78,000 26,000

Oct 2009

512,000 516,000 244,000 102,000 120,000 17,000

Nov 2009

568,000 573,000 251,000 116,000 112,000 29,000

Dec 2009

555,000 568,000 239,000 96,000 108,000 19,000

Jan 2010

564,000 566,000 257,000 99,000 109,000 22,000

Feb 2010

532,000 549,000 239,000 81,000 70,000 27,000

Mar 2010

570,000 537,000 211,000 106,000 107,000 28,000

Apr 2010

550,000 535,000 255,000 128,000 104,000 28,000

May 2010

527,000 522,000 260,000 114,000 99,000 52,000

Jun 2010

508,000 508,000 267,000 129,000 150,000 62,000

Jul 2010

537,000 529,000 285,000 131,000 177,000 39,000

Aug 2010

527,000 490,000 319,000 117,000 113,000 45,000

Sep 2010

558,000 513,000 283,000 110,000 105,000 33,000

Oct 2010

559,000 525,000 382,000 101,000 123,000 35,000

Nov 2010

560,000 558,000 291,000 97,000 105,000 28,000

Dec 2010

565,000 528,000 312,000 104,000 98,000 41,000

Jan 2011

543,000 533,000 331,000 98,000 115,000 36,000

Feb 2011

567,000 548,000 342,000 99,000 81,000 47,000

Mar 2011

640,000 566,000 352,000 131,000 123,000 41,000

Apr 2011

564,000 522,000 289,000 116,000 101,000 41,000

May 2011

537,000 547,000 279,000 118,000 129,000 40,000

Jun 2011

610,000 578,000 325,000 122,000 115,000 81,000

Jul 2011

600,000 589,000 288,000 123,000 122,000 75,000

Aug 2011

603,000 579,000 343,000 125,000 126,000 49,000

Sep 2011

612,000 590,000 362,000 138,000 144,000 66,000

Oct 2011

605,000 542,000 366,000 135,000 119,000 63,000

Nov 2011

634,000 599,000 380,000 157,000 148,000 54,000

Dec 2011

613,000 589,000 402,000 137,000 132,000 39,000

Jan 2012

620,000 580,000 380,000 156,000 137,000 72,000

Feb 2012

612,000 585,000 320,000 159,000 150,000 59,000

Mar 2012

702,000 615,000 398,000 157,000 145,000 49,000

Apr 2012

618,000 599,000 404,000 141,000 143,000 77,000

May 2012

606,000 603,000 393,000 131,000 134,000 65,000

Jun 2012

599,000 613,000 411,000 123,000 116,000 73,000

Jul 2012

626,000 612,000 424,000 126,000 116,000 65,000

Aug 2012

667,000 612,000 364,000 134,000 119,000 59,000

Sep 2012

617,000 564,000 368,000 106,000 107,000 55,000

Oct 2012

636,000 606,000 429,000 126,000 125,000 54,000

Nov 2012

598,000 578,000 442,000 122,000 115,000 56,000

Dec 2012

654,000 597,000 415,000 159,000 145,000 65,000

Jan 2013

678,000 640,000 415,000 127,000 114,000 55,000

Feb 2013

667,000 629,000 468,000 125,000 115,000 52,000

Mar 2013

679,000 639,000 451,000 126,000 116,000 63,000

Apr 2013

729,000 679,000 430,000 130,000 131,000 47,000

May 2013

674,000 624,000 422,000 136,000 131,000 47,000

Jun 2013

665,000 629,000 438,000 144,000 125,000 51,000

Jul 2013

663,000 625,000 451,000 130,000 136,000 52,000

Aug 2013

650,000 609,000 429,000 123,000 123,000 94,000

Sep 2013

686,000 684,000 482,000 140,000 142,000 68,000

Oct 2013

667,000 639,000 450,000 136,000 118,000 90,000

Nov 2013

652,000 613,000 462,000 137,000 135,000 81,000

Dec 2013

652,000 630,000 504,000 148,000 127,000 82,000

Jan 2014

693,000 671,000 505,000 142,000 129,000 92,000

Feb 2014

711,000 699,000 485,000 142,000 141,000 74,000

Mar 2014

713,000 636,000 518,000 120,000 129,000 53,000

Apr 2014

711,000 666,000 570,000 153,000 142,000 92,000

May 2014

739,000 682,000 621,000 163,000 139,000 89,000

Jun 2014

764,000 741,000 598,000 145,000 136,000 76,000

Jul 2014

726,000 729,000 566,000 150,000 139,000 64,000

Aug 2014

702,000 680,000 621,000 144,000 162,000 84,000

Sep 2014

766,000 744,000 632,000 153,000 146,000 76,000

Oct 2014

740,000 722,000 604,000 153,000 145,000 66,000

Nov 2014

758,000 709,000 573,000 153,000 152,000 58,000

Dec 2014

781,000 743,000 621,000 155,000 142,000 86,000

Jan 2015

745,000 729,000 718,000 165,000 165,000 88,000

Feb 2015

757,000 715,000 652,000 164,000 166,000 95,000

Mar 2015

768,000 752,000 632,000 158,000 156,000 100,000

Apr 2015

807,000 780,000 647,000 150,000 144,000 78,000

May 2015

797,000 736,000 630,000 173,000 127,000 71,000

Jun 2015

790,000 762,000 601,000 134,000 146,000 59,000

Jul 2015

824,000 790,000 685,000 134,000 105,000 66,000

Aug 2015

891,000 853,000 635,000 144,000 144,000 54,000

Sep 2015

859,000 814,000 634,000 155,000 135,000 67,000

Oct 2015

848,000 801,000 712,000 158,000 160,000 78,000

Nov 2015

849,000 791,000 678,000 156,000 139,000 86,000

Dec 2015

864,000 837,000 674,000 168,000 166,000 76,000

Jan 2016

783,000 765,000 662,000 160,000 158,000 89,000

Feb 2016

896,000 878,000 684,000 158,000 133,000 78,000

Mar 2016

863,000 830,000 707,000 168,000 150,000 120,000

Apr 2016

870,000 849,000 651,000 131,000 129,000 104,000

May 2016

873,000 821,000 654,000 158,000 154,000 88,000

Jun 2016

878,000 838,000 695,000 173,000 144,000 97,000

Jul 2016

871,000 856,000 650,000 171,000 142,000 103,000

Aug 2016

881,000 840,000 701,000 173,000 182,000 92,000

Sep 2016

827,000 782,000 664,000 133,000 147,000 74,000

Oct 2016

812,000 830,000 655,000 159,000 161,000 110,000

Nov 2016

899,000 854,000 667,000 162,000 144,000 110,000

Dec 2016

857,000 834,000 661,000 171,000 184,000 102,000

Jan 2017

877,000 881,000 649,000 160,000 142,000 87,000

Feb 2017

838,000 828,000 798,000 166,000 147,000 89,000

Mar 2017

879,000 842,000 655,000 128,000 138,000 97,000

Apr 2017

841,000 808,000 763,000 177,000 146,000 84,000

May 2017

839,000 797,000 780,000 160,000 153,000 62,000

Jun 2017

869,000 837,000 731,000 182,000 170,000 116,000

Jul 2017

830,000 771,000 748,000 202,000 223,000 108,000

Aug 2017

841,000 842,000 782,000 169,000 172,000 95,000

Sep 2017

820,000 864,000 672,000 164,000 174,000 102,000

Oct 2017

860,000 811,000 736,000 183,000 156,000 93,000

Nov 2017

839,000 814,000 798,000 174,000 170,000 87,000

Dec 2017

855,000 841,000 806,000 159,000 154,000 100,000

Jan 2018

840,000 850,000 832,000 173,000 170,000 93,000

Feb 2018

856,000 840,000 789,000 183,000 170,000 116,000

Mar 2018

848,000 816,000 840,000 192,000 184,000 94,000

Apr 2018

880,000 854,000 868,000 190,000 184,000 106,000

May 2018

921,000 863,000 860,000 194,000 174,000 113,000

Jun 2018

888,000 823,000 910,000 190,000 195,000 161,000

Jul 2018

944,000 915,000 931,000 192,000 192,000 93,000

Aug 2018

897,000 903,000 885,000 184,000 178,000 109,000

Sep 2018

909,000 932,000 974,000 177,000 164,000 100,000

Oct 2018

923,000 904,000 944,000 191,000 176,000 94,000

Nov 2018

905,000 879,000 948,000 180,000 177,000 102,000

Dec 2018

883,000 853,000 948,000 154,000 153,000 154,000

Jan 2019

935,000 892,000 969,000 181,000 151,000 109,000

Feb 2019

901,000 878,000 882,000 178,000 166,000 106,000

Mar 2019

935,000 882,000 929,000 171,000 132,000 106,000

Apr 2019

968,000 919,000 917,000 161,000 147,000 105,000

May 2019

933,000 874,000 916,000 167,000 173,000 110,000

Jun 2019

1,009,000 975,000 835,000 133,000 141,000 99,000

The number of job openings in the leisure and hospitality industry decreased in June by 93,000, with most of those in accommodation and food services (–81,000). Over the month, total separations, which include quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations, increased in accommodation and food services (+101,000) but decreased in arts, entertainment, and recreation (–32,000).

For all industries, the total number of job openings was little changed over the month, at 7.3 million on the last business day of June. The number of hires and the number of separations were also little changed over the month, at 5.7 million and 5.5 million, respectively.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2019.” We have more charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and separations.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 1.1 million people hired in the leisure and hospitality industry in June 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/1-point-1-million-people-hired-in-the-leisure-and-hospitality-industry-in-june-2019.htm (visited August 20, 2019).

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