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Employees (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 3.9M
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A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are the most common position, but the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, compared to other industries. The highest average salary in Wholesale Trade goes to Public relations specialists.


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Demographic information on the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $65,583 and $49,989. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

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Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Miscellaneous professional, scientific, and technical services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector is Nonresidential private fixed investment in equipment.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

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Growth projections of the Wholesale Trade Industry Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 0.6% in the next ten years. The Wholesale Trade Industry Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.5%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.6%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (2.2%). Computer systems analysts is the occupation within Wholesale Trade expected to see the most growth in the next ten years.

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