U.S. Poultry Provides Over Two Million Jobs: Economic Impact Growing

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The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, the National Chicken Council, the National Turkey Federation, and United Egg Producers released an updated study on the economic impact of the poultry industry. The new study shows the positive impact the industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. As a dynamic and important part of the American economy, the U.S. poultry industry provided more than 2,130,000 jobs, over $121 billion in wages, $576 million in economic activity, and almost $42 billion in government revenue. Since the last study in 2018, the poultry industry has added almost 155,000 jobs, and the economic impact increased by over 15 percent. Of these totals, the chicken industry provides more than 1.6 million jobs, $91 billion in wages, more than $433 billion in economic activity, and over $31 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,” says John Starkey, President of USPOULTRY. The new data is hosted on interactive websites that can be viewed collectively or by individual product. For more information, go to www.poultryfeedsamerica.org.