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U.S. Space Workforce

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Year: 2016
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...
Year: 2015
Country: United States
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 ##% from 2013 to 2014, a decrease of ## workers.
Year: 2014
Country: United States
The U.S. space workforce is one of the largest in the world, despite continued contraction. The U.S. civilian space workforce has declined ##% since peaking in 2006, employing ## employees in 2013. The increasing percentage of the workforce eligible for retirement, the lack of federal funding...
Year: 2013
Country: United States
The U.S. space workforce has decreased in size each year since 2006, bringing the current workforce to ##. NASA’s civil servant workforce has remained relatively stable over this period, even as its budget has declined. NASA employed ## civil servants as of the beginning of fiscal year (FY)...
Year: 2011
Country: United States
The number of people employed in the U.S. space sector remained fairly stable throughout the first decade of the 21st century, weathering both the substantial industry restructuring that characterized the early 2000s and the economic slowdown that has dominated the past several years.
Year: 2009
Country: United States
More than a ## million people in the United States are employed in the space industry, according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This level of employment has remained relatively stable throughout the first decade of the 21st century, never dropping below ##.
Year: 2008
Country: United States
In 2007, nearly ## U.S. personnel were employed in the space industry. A 2008 U.S. government report estimated that approximately ## U.S. workers were indirectly employed in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary goods and services related to space.
Year: 2007
Country: United States
According to the most recent study by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, conducted in 2006, the estimated direct value of the goods and services produced by the U.S. commercial space transportation sector was approximately $## billion.

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