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U.S. Poultry Industry Provides 2 Million Jobs and $556 Billion in Economic Impact

 The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released 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 U.S. poultry industry provides 2,012,269 jobs, $125.6 billion in wages, $555.9 billion in economic activity and $33.7 billion in government revenue.

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

  • The chicken industry provides 1,517,797 jobs, $94.9 billion in wages, $417 billion in economic activity and $25.5 billion in government revenue.
  • The turkey industry provides 362,437 jobs, $22.7 billion in wages, $99.5 billion in economic activity and $6.1 billion in government revenue.
  • The egg industry provides 112,723 jobs, $6.9 billion in wages, $33.7 billion in economic activity and $1.8 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,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.

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