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U.S. Space Industry Core Employment, 2011-2021

The United States relies on an integrated space workforce and space industrial base to provide the critical supply chains that support U.S. leadership in space.The United States relies on an integrated space workforce and space industrial base to provide the critical supply chains that support U.S. leadership in space.

Core employment in 5 key space sectors continued to grow in 2021. These employment levels do not reflect all employment in the U.S. space industry, but rather, track employment in key sectors most closely associated with U.S. space employment.

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Global Space Workforce Growth, 2011-2021 Snapshot

Hiring in more than a dozen nations continued to escalate in 2020 despite the pandemic. A snapshot of key workforce data follows. Analysis of trends in the global space workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the space sector.

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