Total number of employees at General Electric from 2005 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

General Electric: number of employees 2005-2017 This statistic shows the approximate number of employees at General Electric each year from 2005 to 2017. In 2017, General Electric employed around 313,000 people worldwide.
Total number of GE employees

General Electric conducts business in virtually every part of the world, with over 180 countries served. GE is active in the fields of energy, aircraft components, medical electrical devices and lighting. With revenue streams of approximately 122 billion U.S. dollars and a brand value of about 50.2 billion U.S. dollars, GE is ranked among the most valuable brands worldwide.

In 2017, the diversified infrastructure and financial services corporation employed around 313,000 people worldwide, some 106,000 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 formerly Connecticut-headquartered company decided to move its home base to Boston to keep payments in check. It is yet to be seen what kind of effect this will have on the greater Boston area as the move will be finalized in 2018.
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Number of employees in thousands
2005316
2006319
2007327
2008323
2009304
2010287
2011301
2012305
2013307
2014305
2015333
2016295
2017313
Number of employees in thousands
2005316
2006319
2007327
2008323
2009304
2010287
2011301
2012305
2013307
2014305
2015333
2016295
2017313
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This statistic shows the approximate number of employees at General Electric each year from 2005 to 2017. In 2017, General Electric employed around 313,000 people worldwide.
Total number of GE employees

General Electric conducts business in virtually every part of the world, with over 180 countries served. GE is active in the fields of energy, aircraft components, medical electrical devices and lighting. With revenue streams of approximately 122 billion U.S. dollars and a brand value of about 50.2 billion U.S. dollars, GE is ranked among the most valuable brands worldwide.

In 2017, the diversified infrastructure and financial services corporation employed around 313,000 people worldwide, some 106,000 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 formerly Connecticut-headquartered company decided to move its home base to Boston to keep payments in check. It is yet to be seen what kind of effect this will have on the greater Boston area as the move will be finalized in 2018.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2005 to 2017
Supplementary notes
The figures for 2010 through 2012 are taken from previous editions.

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