U.S. Poultry Industry Creates 302,515 New Jobs, Economic Output Up 11 Percent in Two Years


In a release on April 3rd, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY and United Egg Producers released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact of the poultry industry on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. For 2018 the entire U.S. poultry industry provided 1,984,784 jobs, $108.9 billion in wages, $495.1 billion in economic activity and $38.5 billion in government revenue. Since the last study conducted in 2016, the poultry industry has created 302,515 additional jobs, and the economic impact has increased by 11 percent.



The egg industry provides 112,470 jobs (5.7 percent of entire poultry sector), $6.3 billion in wages (5.7 percent), $29.2 billion in economic activity (5.9 percent) and $2.3 billion in government revenue (6.0 percent).



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