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Workforce: Space Workforce

The global space industry employs hundreds of thousands of individuals in well-paid cutting-edge technology jobs, and it relies on a pool of highly qualified workers to fill new jobs as they arise. Trends among this workforce, including its size, age breakdown, average pay . . .

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Japanese Space Industry Employment

The Japanese space workforce grew by 325 jobs from 2015 to 2016, an increase of 3.8%. The workforce is up 73.1% since a low point in 2008, reaching its highest point since . . .

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2014 – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Employment

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has not shared in the workforce growth trend seen in the country as a whole. Instead, JAXA has remained relatively steady in recent years, gaining 6 employees from 2013 to 2014. In the past five years, from 2009 to 2014, employment at JAXA decreased by ##%. JAXA lost ## employees between 2004 and 2014, a decline of ##%.

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2014 – Japanese Space Industry Employment

From 2012 to 2013, Japan saw a ##% decrease in its workforce, shedding about ## jobs, for a total of ## space workers in 2013. Overall employment is still well above the 2008 low of ## employees, having grown ##% since then. This growth has not yet returned Japan to employment levels seen in the 1990s, when the Japanese space industry employed more than ## workers.

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