A recent study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. Their key economic data are as follows:
If you take into account other poultry-related businesses, the industry as a whole provides 1,682,269 jobs, $96 billion in wages, $441.15 billion in economic activity and $34 billion in government revenue.
The study conducted by New York City-based John Dunham & Associates was updated using the most current methodology available and used data from 2015. It was funded by USPOULTRY.
The data is hosted on interactive websites that 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.