2019 Nonprofit Employment Report

2019 Nonprofit Employment Report

Although the U.S. nonprofit sector continued to see robust job growth through 2016, for-profit companies are making significant inroads into key nonprofit fields, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds. The report, 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report (18 pages, PDF), found that between 2007 and 2016, the number of jobs created by nonprofits grew by 16.7 percent, nearly four times that of for-profit businesses (4.6 percent). What's more, the U.S. nonprofit sector accounted for 12.3 million jobs in 2016, or 10.2 percent of private employment nationwide — up from 9.2 percent in 2007 — with its share of jobs ranging from 2.7 percent in Nevada to 6.8 percent in Puerto Rico to 26 percent in Washington, D.C. The study also found that the share of nonprofit jobs fell in certain segments of the economy where nonprofits are ceding market share to for-profits, including hospitals (down from 85.4 percent in 2007 to 84 percent in 2016), education (down from 72.2 percent to 71.4 percent), social assistance (56.9 percent to 42.3 percent), and nursing homes (38.7 percent to 35.7 percent).