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US Poultry Industry Provides 1.6 Million Jobs, Study Shows

03 January 2017

US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have published 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.

The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), 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.

A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the US poultry industry provides 1,682,269 jobs, $96 billion in wages, $441.15 billion in economic activity and $34 billion in government revenue.

The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. Key economic data from each are as follows:

  • The chicken industry provides 1,195,745 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.

“We are pleased to be able to provide this valuable tool across the industry that demonstrates the positive economic impact the poultry industry has on our nation and communities,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.

Further Reading

More information from the study is available here.

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