Friday, November 8, 2019

Furniture Rental Consultant and County Business Patterns

We finish this study of furniture-rental consultant by going into County Business Patterns.  The Commissioner will take administrative notice of CBP.  Furniture-rental consultant works in the retail trade industry per the DOT but more to the point, the job rents furniture and accessories to customers.  The SCO describes the occupation as requiring occasional reaching, handling, and fingering.

The Occupational Employment Statistics lists rental and leasing services as an employer of counter and rental clerks (SOC 41-2021).  Counter and rental clerks have 44,540 jobs in the three industry groups.  The OES industry page for NAICS 5320A1 makes clear what we discussed before, the three industry groups are part of NAICS 532000, the industry sub-sector.

And that is the problem, the OES does not "drill down" to the specific industries that deal with furniture.  NAICS 5320A1 is as specific as the OES gets.  The Employment Projections also drill down from NAICS 532000 to NAICS 532100 (the automobile rental group) and 5320A1 (the other three groups).  The NAICS structure is a whole lot more specific:


532 Rental and Leasing Services
5321 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
53211 Passenger Car Rental and Leasing
532111 Passenger Car Rental
532112 Passenger Car Leasing
53212 Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
532120 Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
5322 Consumer Goods Rental
53221 Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental
532210 Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental
53228 Other Consumer Goods Rental
532281 Formal Wear and Costume Rental
532282 Video Tape and Disc Rental
532283 Home Health Equipment Rental
532284 Recreational Goods Rental
532289 All Other Consumer Goods Rental
5323 General Rental Centers
53231 General Rental Centers
532310 General Rental Centers
5324 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
53241 Construction, Transportation, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
532411 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing
532412 Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
53242 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
532420 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
53249 Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing

532490 Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing

We explore the NAICS manual and find the rental industry that addresses furniture:

532289 All Other Consumer Goods Rental
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in renting consumer goods and products (except consumer electronics and appliances; formal wear and costumes; prerecorded video tapes and discs for home electronic equipment; home health furniture and equipment; and recreational goods). Included in this industry are furniture rental centers and party rental supply centers.
532420 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in renting or leasing office machinery and equipment, such as computers, office furniture, duplicating machines (i.e., copiers), or facsimile machines.
532490 Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in renting or leasing nonconsumer-type machinery and equipment (except heavy construction, transportation, mining, and forestry machinery and equipment without operators; and office machinery and equipment). Establishments in this industry rent or lease products, such as manufacturing equipment; metalworking, telecommunications, motion picture, theatrical machinery and equipment, or service industry machinery; institutional (i.e., public building) furniture, such as furniture for schools, theaters, or buildings; or agricultural equipment without operators
County Business Patters report for these three (highlighted) industries:

Geographic area name
2012 NAICS code
Meaning of
2012 NAICS
code
Year
Paid employees
for pay period
including March
12 (number)
United States
532
Rental and leasing services
2016
512,405
United States
5322
Consumer goods rental
2016
146,179
United States
532299
All other consumer goods rental
2016
44,168
United States
5324
Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing
2016
179,528
United States
532420
Office machinery and equipment rental and leasing
2016
7,135
United States
532490
Other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing
2016
109,705

The Employment Projections report 13% of industry employment work as counter and rental clerks.  The Occupational Employment Statistics report 13.2% of industry employment work as counter and rental clerks.  The total employment in the three industries is 161,008.  Employment as a counter and rental clerk, not just furniture-rental consultant, is 20,963 jobs.  When we reduce that number for counter and rental clerks that engage in sedentary, medium, or heavy exertion as well as those that engage in semi-skilled or skilled work, the potential number of jobs drops precipitously. 

This method of analyzing the number furniture-rental consultant jobs buttresses the conclusion reached that JBP erred in assigning jobs within NAICS 532000 and its report of jobs within NAICS 5320A1 is reasonable with the reduction for other occupations.  This study lends credibility to our use of NAICS 5320A1 as applied to the EP and OES job estimate is reasonable with the reduction for other occupations. 

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SUGGESTED CITATION:

Lawrence Rohlfing, Furniture Rental Consultant and County Business Patterns, California Social Security Attorney (November 8, 2019),
https://californiasocialsecurityattorney.blogspot.com/2019/11/furniture-rental-consultant-and-county.html

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