ExxonMobil's number of employees 2001-2019

This statistic shows the number of ExxonMobil employees from 2001 to 2019. In 2019, there were some 74,900 people employed at ExxonMobil globally. ExxonMobil is a United States-based multinational oil and gas corporation. ExxonMobil Corporation is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

ExxonMobil key facts

ExxonMobil is considered one of the “Big oil” or supermajors, consisting of the world’s largest five or six publicly owned oil and gas companies, along with the United Kingdom’s BP and France’s Total S.A. However, the number of people employed by ExxonMobil has decreased from approximately 97,900 in 2001 to 74,900 in 2019.
ExxonMobil was founded in November 1999. It has operations all over the world and has also acquired many related companies such as XTO Energy, a company that develops and produces unconventional resources. The company has three main operating divisions including Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. The Upstream division focuses on exploration and production of oil and gas products. One of ExxonMobil’s current projects is in the oil sands in Canada’s Cold Lake. Work began in the 1970s and the company has promised to spend 150 billion U.S. dollars on the expansion of the project starting in 2012. As of 2016, ExxonMobil has reported 56.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 10.6 million barrels of liquid proved reserves. It is one of the largest refiners in the world.

Number of employees at ExxonMobil from 2001 to 2019

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Number of employees at year-end. This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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