Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Furniture-Rental Consultant Through the OES and EP

We looked at furniture-rental consultant focusing on a flaw in Job Browser Pro 1.7 list of industries earlier today.  The good news is that we have two ways to check JBP every time a vocational expert cites it as a resource.  As between JBP and either the Occupational Employment Statistics or the Employment Projections, the governmental data should prevail.

First a recap - furniture-rental consultant belongs to counter and rental clerks.  Counter and rental clerks represents 426,700 jobs per the 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics. Counter and rental clerks represents 436,100 jobs per the 2018 Occupational Outlook Handbook.  The almost 10,000 job difference is statistically insignificant for our purposes.

OES Data Breakdown

The OES permits us to determine the number of jobs, or other data, at the intersection of an occupational group(s) and the industry(ies).  The Create Customized Tables permits us one plural, either more than one occupation in an industry or more than one industry for an occupation.  We can do not have to use the customized table for this occupation because the relevant industries are listed on the OES page for counter and rental clerks.

IndustryEmployment (1)Percent of industry employmentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wage (2)
Real Estate112,4706.95$15.08$31,360
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing59,25027.68$14.52$30,190
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only)44,54013.02$14.35$29,850
Automobile Dealers35,9402.78$20.60$42,840
Drycleaning and Laundry Services35,93012.18$11.86$24,660
Automobile equipment rental and leasing is NAICS 532100.  Rental and leasing services covers NAICS 532200, 532300, and 532400.  Resorting to the Create Customized Tables permits us to verify that insight:

Occupation: Counter and Rental Clerks(SOC code 412021)
Period: May 2018
Occupation (SOC code)
Rental and Leasing Services(532000)
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only)(5320A1)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing(532100)
(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

SOC code: Standard Occupational Classification code -- see

Data extracted on November 06, 2019
This data confirms that NAICS 532000 is the combination of NAICS 532100 and 5320A1.  NAICS 5320A1 is comprised of NAICS 532200, 532300, and 532400.  

Assuming JBP's eight counter and rental clerk occupations in NAICS 5320A1 industry groups and using JBP's equal distribution methodology  at that intersection, the result if 5,568 jobs.  

EP Data Breakdown

The EP Tables provide a list of industries within each occupational group.  The table for counter and rental clerks provides those industries.  Extracting the total employment line and the rental and leasing services lines, we find:

41-2021 Counter and rental clerks
Employment by industry, occupation, and percent distribution, 2018 and projected 2028.

Employment in thousands.
Industries with fewer than 50 jobs, confidential data, or poor-quality data are not displayed.

Industry Title
Industry Code
Industry Type
2018 Employment
2018 Percent of Industry

Line Item
Line Item
Assuming JBP's eight counter and rental clerk occupations in NAICS 5320A1 industry groups and using JBP's equal distribution methodology  at that intersection, the result if 5,712.  

We can drill down further to explore the scope of the occupational base.  What is clear is that the number of furniture-rental consultants is not significant outside of the Sixth Circuit.  

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