Several Top 10s for the Admin Sector

June 10, 2011 by Emsi Burning Glass

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Of all the sector level changes we see in the most recent data, administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (the most efficiently titled sector in the codes) has seen the greatest change from 2010 to 2011. Waste etc. looks to have added 323,079 jobs during that period. It’s kind of hard to visualize that sector based on the title, so here are the top 10 industries within the sector showing the most growth for the nation:

Description2010 Jobs2011 JobsChangeTemporary Help Services2,035,1432,206,810171,667Landscaping Services1,076,9151,107,18730,272Office Administrative Services705,469734,13528,666Janitorial Services1,817,6571,841,69924,042Security Guards and Patrol Services631,276646,01114,735Employment Placement Agencies221,298232,55811,260Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings226,548232,9306,382Document Preparation Services150,287156,5936,306Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)136,893142,9886,095Facilities Support Services170,911176,9266,015

Obviously, temporary help services dominates the other industries, with growth of 171,667 jobs over that period. This accounts for more than half of the net growth we’ve seen in the admin sector. Pretty impressive.

To bring this to bear on occupations, we looked at a staffing pattern for these ten industries and found the occupations growing the most. The following table shows the top ten fastest growing occupations, in the top 10 fastest growing industries, in the fastest growing sector. That doesn’t sound convoluted at all.

Description2010 Jobs2011 JobsChangeLandscaping and groundskeeping workers669,316689,22419,908Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand281,933301,76819,835Security guards558,540571,35612,816First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers485,640496,94311,303Team assemblers118,862128,88310,021Office clerks, general172,665182,5489,883Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners908,973918,4429,469Managers, all other231,966241,3509,384Customer service representatives117,701126,0228,321Construction laborers92,649100,4247,775

For a more straightforward list, here are the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the admin sector:

Description2010 Jobs2011 JobsChangeLaborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand374,383394,63620,253Landscaping and groundskeeping workers673,673693,62619,953Security guards640,134653,47413,340Managers, all other350,455362,90912,454Customer service representatives355,139366,55811,419First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers512,669523,89011,221Team assemblers150,611161,16510,554Office clerks, general240,175250,41710,242Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners957,957967,0199,062Construction laborers117,215125,4868,271

Illustration by Mark Beauchamp.