Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises, 2021

Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational enterprises (MNEs) increased 1.1 percent to 43.3 million workers in 2021 (preliminary) from 42.9 million workers in 2020 (revised), according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on the operations and finances of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates.

  • Current Release: November 17, 2023
  • Next release: August 23, 2024

What are Activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)?

BEA's statistics on the worldwide activities of U.S. multinational enterprises offer details on the finances and operations of U.S. multinational enterprises, including their employment and compensation, sales, value added, capital expenditures, trade in goods, and expenditures for research and development.

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