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2016 – U.S. National Security Workforce

The U.S. national security space workforce is composed of federal employees working across all branches of the Department of Defense as well as the intelligence agencies. Together, there are more...…

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2016 – NASA Workforce

Like the industry as a whole, NASA’s workforce has experienced steady decreases in size. From the start of FY 1993, the earliest date for which data is available in NASA’s…

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2016 – U.S. Space Industry Employment

In 2015, the U.S. civilian space sector included 221,367 individuals. Employment is essentially unchanged from 2014, when 221,585 individuals worked in this area. Longer-term trends, however, show that the space…

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2016 – U.S. Space Workforce

The U.S. space workforce includes individuals that work in the commercial, civil, and national security sectors. The U.S. space workforce has seen contraction across all of these sectors in recent…

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2015 – U.S. National Security Workforce

The United States maintains a large national security space workforce to support space activities in the DoD and intelligence agencies. Although all of the military branches maintain space professionals, the…

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2015 – NASA Workforce

At the start of FY 2016, NASA’s workforce was made up of 17,316 individuals. This is a decrease of 415 employees, or 2.3%, compared to the start of FY 2015.…

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2015 – U.S. Space Industry Employment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects data on employment and salaries within U.S. establishments as reported by employers each year, covering 98% of U.S. jobs. Establishments are assigned…

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2015 – U.S. Space Workforce

The U.S. space workforce includes commercial, civil, and national security space workers. The commercial and civil workforce continued to decrease in size, with core industry employment dropping 3.2% from 2013…

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