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April 10, 2019


US poultry industry creates 302,515 new jobs, economic output up 11% in two years

 
 

The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the US.


A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the US poultry industry provides 1,984,784 jobs, US$108.9 billion in wages, US$495.1 billion in economic activity and US$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%. The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. Key economic data from each are as follows:


-The chicken industry provides 1,393,739 jobs, US$76.5 billion in wages, US$347 billion in economic activity and US$27 billion in government revenue.


- The turkey industry provides 440,739 jobs, US$24.1 billion in wages, US$109.5 billion in economic activity and US$8.5 billion in government revenue.


- The egg industry provides 112,470 jobs, US$6.3 billion in wages, US$29.2 billion in economic activity and US$2.3 billion in government revenue.


"We are pleased to continue providing this valuable tool across the industry that shows the positive economic impact the poultry industry has on our nation and communities," said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.


The economic impact study was funded by USPOULTRY.


- USPOULTRY

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