Employment by Industry

To produce its employment by industry statistics, BEA adds additional source data to and makes adjustments to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This produces national employment measures consistent with BEA’s measures of compensation, aiding in analysis.

Data tables produced annually for employment by industry include: the number of full-time and part-time employees in each industry, full-time equivalent employees, self-employed persons, and persons engaged in production (full-time equivalents plus the self-employed).

Related data includes compensation of employees; wages and salaries; and hours worked.

Release Information

  • Data typically updated in May

What is Employment by Industry?

The number of workers earning a wage or salary, along with those who are self-employed. These statistics count workers in private industries and in federal, state, and local government.

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