December 21, 2016
New economic data on US poultry published
The US Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the United States.
Based on data collected from 2015, the study showed that the US poultry industry provides 1,682,269 jobs, US$96 billion in wages, US$441.15 billion in economic activity and US$34 billion in government revenue.
The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. Key economic data from each are: the chicken industry provides 1,195,745 jobs, $68 billion in wages, $313.12 billion in economic activity and $24.14 billion in government revenue; the turkey industry provides 374,600 jobs, $21.3 billion in wages, $97.46 billion in economic activity and $7.5 billion in government revenue; the egg industry provides 81,515 jobs, $4.99 billion in wages, $22.77 billion in economic activity and $1.78 billion in government revenue.
The online data can be viewed collectively or by individual product, and then sorted nationally by state, congressional district, state house district or state senate district, and county. For more information about the US poultry industry's economic impact, visit: