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  • Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment during a Decade of Turmoil (2012)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #39 | Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowsi, and Stephanie L.Geller. This report presents previously unavailable data on year-to-year changes in employment in private, nonprofit establishments in the United States from January 2000 through June 2010, with a special focus on how nonprofit employment fared during the 2007-2009 recession. Initial findings published in September 2011 are available here.

  • Indiana: Recessions and Indiana's Nonprofit Employment (2014)
    Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Alexandra Toledo, with Deb Seltzer. Using the methodology developed by our NED Project, this report from Indiana University shows the resilience and continued growth of the nonprofit sector in Indiana through the recent recessionary periods. Published February 2014. Additional yearly reports are available here.

  • The 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report (2019)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #47 | Lester M. Salamon and Chelsea L. Newhouse. The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report examines new data on employment and wages in private, nonprofit establishments in the United States. This report draws on the rich body of data generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages from 2007 through 2016 (the most recent year for which data are available).

  • The 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report (6.2020)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #48 | Lester M. Salamon and Chelsea L. Newhouse. The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report examines new data on employment and wages in private, nonprofit establishments in the United States. This report draws on the rich body of data generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages from 2007 through 2017 (the most recent year for which data are available), examines available data on COVID-19 job losses to estimate the impact on nonprofits through the first three months of the U.S. pandemic response, and highlights new BLS data on the number of employees in nonprofit firms to understand eligibility for COVID-related federal support funding.

  • [News Release] Nonprofit Rate of Job Growth Outpaces For-profit Rate by 3-1
    Based on new Bureau of Labor Statistics data on nonprofit employment and wages in 2016, this Labor Day news release shows that, between the pre-recession year of 2007 and 2016, nonprofit employment grew by nearly 17% while for-profit employment grew by less than 5%—a 3-1 nonprofit advantage.

  • [News Release] Nonprofits show job growth during decade of turmoil but still lose market share (2012)
    News release | 19 January 2012. Announces the release of the Nonprofit Economic Data Project's national report " Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment during a Decade of Turmoil" and provides some summary findings.

  • [News Release] Not just an urban phenomenon—New data on the nonprofit workforce
    Based on new Bureau of Labor Statistics data on nonprofit employment and wages in 2017, this Labor Day news release highlights the first-ever available data on Metro Statistical Areas. This news release was updated on September 6, 2019 to include Figure 4 showing nonprofit employment vs. private employment in other industries and to clarify that Figure 3 reflects nonprofit employment vs. total employment, including public/government workers.


 

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