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U.S. Postal Service total employees 2004-2019

Also known as the U.S. Mail, United States Postal Service employed some 497,000 people in 2019.

United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States government. It provides postal services in the United States. In 2018, the United States Postal Service collected some 71.15 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from delivering 142.57 billion units of mail.

Parcel market in U.S.

The parcel market in the United States is dominated by United Postal Service (UPS), FedEx, and United States Postal Service (USPS). Out of the leading couriers and local delivery providers in the United States, the USPS had only 18 percent of the market, the least of all three. In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, around 22.4 billion pieces were sent and received in the transaction market. Furthermore, 5.4 billion parcels were sent and received in the United States in that same period.

Number of United States Postal Service employees from 2004 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2004 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The values for 2004 through 2015 were taken from previous editions.
Values as of 30 September each year and includes career employees only.

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