Employment by Industries


2017 Value


1 Year growth

± 1.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in the United States grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 145M employees to 148M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in the United States, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,650,192 people), Elementary & secondary schools (9,043,157 people), and Construction (8,824,407 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of the United States, though some of these residents may live in the United States and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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