The U.S. poultry industry collectively provides roughly 1.34 million jobs, $63 billion in wages, $265.6 billion in total economic activity and $23.4 billion in government revenue to the country's economy, according to a study compiled by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, and United Egg Producers.
The study, along with four new websites, highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the U.S. It breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. According to the study, the chicken industry provides 1.01 million jobs, $47 billion in wages, $197.5 billion in economic activity and $17.2 billion in government revenue. The turkey industry provides 147,890 jobs, $6.9 billion in wages, $29.5 billion in economic activity and $3.1 billion in government revenue. The egg industry provides 123,100 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, $25.8 billion in economic activity and $2.1 billion in government revenue.
“We are pleased to be able to provide this valuable tool across the industry that demonstrates the positive economic impact we have on our communities,” said John Starkey, president of 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: