New York is No. 2 in hospitality jobs

Jul 27, 2011

The Business Review
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 7:47am EDT - Last Modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 12:11pm EDT

Related: Sports Business, Technology, Retailing & Restaurants, Travel, Hospitality New York is among 34 states that have picked up jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector during the past five years, according to a new On Numbers study.

New York, in fact, ranks second in the nation, gaining 67,200 leisure and hospitality jobs since the midpoint of 2006.

It's no surprise that the category's leader is Texas, which has been setting the pace for employment growth across the board. Texas has picked up 97,100 leisure and hospitality jobs since mid-2006, an increase of 10.3 percent.

The runners-up in raw growth are New York, Massachusetts (up 22,800) and North Carolina (up 20,900).

Click here for a database with a state-by-state breakdown.

On Numbers analyzed seasonally adjusted employment data for the leisure and hospitality sector from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The field encompasses hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, casinos, museums, performing arts companies and professional sports teams.

Michigan and Nevada have suffered the biggest five-year declines in leisure and hospitality employment, losing 31,000 and 18,400 jobs, respectively.

New York is among 34 states that have picked up jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector during the past five years, according to a new On Numbers study.

New York, in fact, ranks second in the nation, gaining 67,200 leisure and hospitality jobs since the midpoint of 2006.

It's no surprise that the category's leader is Texas, which has been setting the pace for employment growth across the board. Texas has picked up 97,100 leisure and hospitality jobs since mid-2006, an increase of 10.3 percent.

The runners-up in raw growth are New York, Massachusetts (up 22,800) and North Carolina (up 20,900).
Click here for a database with a state-by-state breakdown.

On Numbers analyzed seasonally adjusted employment data for the leisure and hospitality sector from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The field encompasses hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, casinos, museums, performing arts companies and professional sports teams.

Michigan and Nevada have suffered the biggest five-year declines in leisure and hospitality employment, losing 31,000 and 18,400 jobs, respectively.