Total employed persons in the U.S. in 2018, by industry (in 1,000s)

U.S.- employment by industry 2018 This statistic shows the employment in different industries in the United States in 2018. In 2018, about 7.42 million Americans worked in government or other public administration jobs. At this time, there were approximately 128.57 million full-time employees in the U.S. The number of full time employees has increased since 2010, when the 2008 financial crisis caused employment numbers to drop substantially.
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IndustryEmployment in thousands
Education and health services35,043
Wholesale and retail trade20,270
Professional and business services18,950
Manufacturing15,560
Leisure and hospitality14,268
Construction11,181
Financial activities10,649
Transportation and utilities8,551
Other services7,742
Public administration7,419
Information2,919
Agriculture and related2,425
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction784
IndustryEmployment in thousands
Education and health services35,043
Wholesale and retail trade20,270
Professional and business services18,950
Manufacturing15,560
Leisure and hospitality14,268
Construction11,181
Financial activities10,649
Transportation and utilities8,551
Other services7,742
Public administration7,419
Information2,919
Agriculture and related2,425
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction784
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This statistic shows the employment in different industries in the United States in 2018. In 2018, about 7.42 million Americans worked in government or other public administration jobs. At this time, there were approximately 128.57 million full-time employees in the U.S. The number of full time employees has increased since 2010, when the 2008 financial crisis caused employment numbers to drop substantially.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
2018
Age group
16 years and older

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