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Definition: NAICS 72, Accommodation and Food Services

The Accommodation and Food Services sector comprises establishments providing customers with lodging and/or preparing meals, snacks, and beverages for immediate consumption. The sector includes both accommodation and food services establishments because the two activities are often combined at the same establishment.

Excluded from this sector are civic and social organizations; amusement and recreation parks; theaters; and other recreation or entertainment facilities providing food and beverage services.   more

Guide to Data Sources from the U.S. Census Bureau

Frequency Title (with link to data) Contents Number of Industry Categories Geography
Monthly Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services Estimated monthly sales for retail and food services (but not accommodation), adjusted and unadjusted for seasonal variations.
1
U.S.
Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Monthly sales for retail trade and food services (but not accommodation), adjusted and unadjusted for seasonal variations
9
U.S.
Quarterly Quarterly Workforce Indicators Employment, job creation, separations, turnover, average monthly earnings
10
States, metro areas, counties
Annual Annual Retail Trade Survey Sales for retail trade and accommodations and food services by year, starting with 1992.
9
U.S.
E-Stats (E-Commerce Statistics) Total sales and e-commerce sales, receipts or value of shipments
1
U.S.
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Capital expenditures for structures and equipment for companies with paid employees
3
U.S.
Information and Communication Technology Survey Non-capitalized expenditures for information and communication technology equipment and software
1
U.S.
County Business Patterns Employees; payroll; number of establishments with paid employees by employment size of establishment
36
U.S., states, metro areas, counties, ZIP codes, Puerto Rico
Nonemployer Statistics Number of establishments and sales of firms with no paid employees
8
U.S., states, metro areas, counties
Statistics of U.S. Businesses Number of firms, employees, payroll, (and revenue, for 2002 only) by employment-size of the enterprise
36
U.S., states, metro areas
Statistics of U.S. Businesses -- Employment Change Number of establishments and year-to-year change in employment for births, deaths, expansions, and contractions.
10
U.S., states, metro areas, counties
Every 5 years Economic Census Number of establishments, sales, employees, and payroll (for additional topics available, see Economic Census details)
43
U.S., states, metro areas, counties, places, ZIP codes, island areas
Economic Census of Island Areas Number of establishments, sales, employees, and payroll for establishments with payroll
Varies
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa
Business Expenses Operating expenses by type 10 U.S.
Survey of Business Owners Number of firms, sales, employees, and payroll for all businesses and for businesses owned by females, Hispanics, and major race categories (plus national-only data on veteran status and other owner and business characteristics)
3
U.S., states, metro areas

 
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business and Industry | (301)763-2547 | econ@census.gov | Last Revised: March 02, 2012