Employment for the waste management and remediation services industry has reached a record high, according to new statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
BLS disclosed employment of 382,500 workers in the waste industry for July 2014, an increase of 1,200 employees (0.3 percent) from June’s numbers.
Waste industry employment trends have mirrored national trends this year. Nationally, 209,000 jobs were added last month – the second consecutive month with an increase of 200,000 or more. The U.S. unemployment rate now hovers just above 6 percent; the waste industry’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in July – near a 7 year low.
The waste management and remediation services category (NAICS 562) includes: solid waste collection; hazardous waste collection; other waste collection; hazardous waste treatment and disposal; solid waste landfill; solid waste combustors and incinerators; other nonhazardous waste treatment and disposal; remediation services; materials recovery facilities; and, all other waste management services.
Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler NewsAdd a comment
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