AER Employment

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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Report Summary

Key Findings in Nonprofit AER, 1995‐2009:

  • Total AER employment (nonprofit, for‐profit, and government) became increasingly important in Indiana from 1995 to 2009. While Indiana employment decreased overall, total AER employment grew by 79 percent. Payroll in AER increased an impressive 121 percent (adjusted for inflation).
  • Nonprofit employment in the AER grew modestly (less than 9 percent between 1995 and 2009), while for‐profits experienced a 79 percent growth in employment.
  • Nonprofit wages in AER were on average 32 percent less than for‐profit wages.
  • Employment, establishments, and payroll in AER peaked in summer months. This was particularly true for nonprofits such as clubs and membership groups (those not classified as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations) and for‐profit establishments.
  • Average monthly wages for nonprofit workers in AER were lowest during the summer quarter and highest during the winter quarter.