US Poultry Industry by the Numbers

Poultry industry is a dynamic and integral part of economy in the United States with positive impact on jobs, wages and federal and state revenues.

A recent study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. Their key economic data are as follows:

  • 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

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.

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