CHARTS: Tax & Accounting Among Biggest Jobs Creators in U.S.

Also: who's hiring, who's not among client business sectors.

By CPA Trendlines Research

The tax and accounting industry is adding jobs at the rate of 37,000 per year, according to the latest data available, making the profession one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy.

At the top of the jobs ranking are individual and family services, computer systems design and related services, amusements, gambling, and recreation, home health care services, and warehousing and storage.

Meanwhile, if you have clients in apparel, printing and related support activities, commercial banking, department stores, electronics and appliance stores, telecommunications, sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores, the outlook is not so rosy -- They're all trimming payrolls.

 Selected industries with significant over-the-year changes in employment, April 2018–April 2019
Selected industries with significant over-the-year changes in employment, April 2018–April 2019
Selected industries with significant over-the-year changes in employment, April 2018–April 2019
Industry Net change(p) Percent change(p)
Individual and family services 100,000        4.1%
Computer systems design and related services 94,400        4.5
Amusements, gambling, and recreation 91,800        5.4
Home health care services 70,100        4.8
Warehousing and storage 68,400        6.1
Services to buildings and dwellings 67,900        3.2
Offices of physicians 59,200        2.3
Residential specialty trade contractors 53,800        2.7
Architectural and engineering services 42,500        2.9
Residential building 39,000        4.9
Couriers and messengers 39,000        5.5
Accounting and bookkeeping services 37,300        3.7
Personal and laundry services 37,100        2.5
Food and beverage stores 35,900        1.2
Truck transportation 34,900        2.4
Offices of dentists 34,100        3.6
Repair and maintenance 28,500        2.2
Chemicals 27,200        3.3
Fabricated metal products 26,300        1.8
Community care facilities for the elderly 25,400        2.7
Food manufacturing 24,900        1.5
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores 17,300        3.1
Gasoline stations 16,300        1.7
Air transportation 16,100        3.2
Electronic instruments 15,100        3.7
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 14,500        5.3
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions 7,200        4.3
Rail transportation -1,200       -0.6
Apparel -8,200       -7.1
Printing and related support activities -11,900       -2.8
Commercial banking -16,100       -1.2
Department stores -23,200       -2.0
Electronics and appliance stores -23,300       -4.7
Telecommunications -29,600       -3.9
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores -37,700       -6.3
(p) = preliminary.

 

 

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