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Agriculture and its related industries provide about 10 percent of U.S. employment

Agriculture and its related industries provide about 10 percent of U.S. employment
In 2014, 17.3 million full- and part-time jobs were related to agriculture—about 9.3 percent of total U.S. employment. Direct on-farm employment provided over 2.6 million of these jobs. Employment in the related industries supported another 14.7 million jobs. Of this number, food services and drinking places accounted for the largest share—11.4 million jobs—and food/beverage manufacturing supported 1.8 million jobs. The remaining agriculture-related industries together supported another 1.4 million jobs.

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Last updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015

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