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U.S. Space Workforce

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes information about employment in the United States in its Quarterly Census...
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NASA employed 17,373 workers as of the beginning of FY 2019. This total has remained steady in recent years, in part because of a hiring freeze instituted in early 2017. Overall, the NASA workforce has declined by 9.0% since 2014. The agency is nearly a third smaller than it was twenty-five years...
The U.S. National Security Workforce includes military professionals and civilians working in the Department of Defense...
Year: 2017
Country: United States
In 2016, private industry space companies in the United States employed ###### professionals.
Year: 2017
Country: United States
The U.S. Space workforce is composed of more than ## workers across the commercial, civil, and national security sectors. In recent years, the U.S. space...
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 ##.

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