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Recreation Workers

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There are about 408,300 recreation workers, not counting summer workers or volunteers, employed in the United States. About 29 percent work for local government agencies, and about 16 percent are employed by nursing and residential care facilities, such as halfway houses, institutions for delinquent youths, and group homes or commercial recreation establishments and private industry. Another 14 percent work for civic and social membership organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, or YWCA.

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