Total employed persons in the U.S. in 2017, by industry (in 1,000)

U.S.- employment by industry 2017 This statistic shows the employment in different industries in the United States in 2017. In 2017, about 7.08 million Americans worked in government or other public administration jobs. At this time there were approximately 125.97 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 1,000
Education and health services34,483
Wholesale and retail trade20,314
Professional and business services18,835
Manufacturing15,408
Leisure and hospitality14,291
Construction10,692
Financial activities10,482
Transportation and utilities8,159
Other services7,485
Public administration7,083
Information2,903
Agriculture and related2,454
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction748
IndustryEmployment in 1,000
Education and health services34,483
Wholesale and retail trade20,314
Professional and business services18,835
Manufacturing15,408
Leisure and hospitality14,291
Construction10,692
Financial activities10,482
Transportation and utilities8,159
Other services7,485
Public administration7,083
Information2,903
Agriculture and related2,454
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction748
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This statistic shows the employment in different industries in the United States in 2017. In 2017, about 7.08 million Americans worked in government or other public administration jobs. At this time there were approximately 125.97 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 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Age group
16 years and older

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