Total number of employees at General Electric from 2005 to 2016 (in 1,000s)

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2005316
2006319
2007327
2008323
2009304
2010287
2011301
2012305
2013307
2014305
2015333
2016295
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This statistic shows the approximate number of employees at General Electric each year from 2005 to 2016. In 2011, General Electric employed around 301,000 people worldwide.


Total number of GE employees

General Electric conducts business in 175 countries and is active in the fields of energy, aircraft components, medical electrical devices and lighting. With revenue streams of approximately 124 billion U.S. dollars and a brand value of about 54 billion U.S. dollars, GE is ranked among the most valuable brands worldwide.

In 2016, the diversified infrastructure and financial services corporation employed around 295,000 people worldwide, some 104,000 of which were based in the United States. The firm’s power segment holds the largest share of the workforce. Following a tax hike in its home state, the Connecticut-headquartered company is rumored to consider a move to Boston to keep payments in check. It is yet to be seen what a potential move might mean for employees at GE’s locations in Connecticut.

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