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U.S. Space Industry Employment

In December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH provides employment projections for the decade from 2014 to 2024. Among the ## occupational profiles are four particularly applicable to the space industry: Aerospace Engineers,...
Year: 2017
Country: United States
In 2016, private industry space companies in the United States employed ###### professionals.
Year: 2016
Country: United States
In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, the U.S. civilian space sector included ## individuals. Employment is essentially unchanged from 2014, when ## individuals worked in this area. Longer-term trends, however, show...
Year: 2015
Country: United States
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 ##% of U.S. jobs...
Year: 2013
Country: United States
Understanding the current size and historical shifts in the U.S. space workforce is a complex task. Occasionally, organizations will conduct reviews of the space workforce, providing a snapshot of the industry at one point in time. For example, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Space...
Year: 2014
Country: United States
Each quarter, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes data on employment and salaries within U.S. establishments as reported by employers. This census includes ##% of U.S. jobs, making it the most comprehensive data set available for understanding trends in U.S. economy. The structure...
Year: 2012
Country: United States
There are hundreds of space companies distributed throughout the United States, including small businesses with fewer than 50 employees and large organizations with thousands of individuals. A sample of these companies is provided in Exhibit 4c.
Year: 2011
Country: United States
As an indicator of U.S. space industry employment, the Space Foundation surveyed the ## U.S. companies (including two joint ventures between Boeing and Lockheed Martin) with space-related sales greater than $## billion in 2010 as reported by Space News. Of these companies, ## provided workforce...
Year: 2010
Country: United States
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which regularly surveys local, state, and national workforce trends across the entire range of U.S. economic activity, offers the broadest source of U.S. space industry workforce data. Data from the six space-related industry sectors shown in Exhibit 4c forms the...
Year: 2009
Country: United States
According to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than a quarter million Americans are employed in the space industry. The most recent (2006) estimate by the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation calculates the combined direct and...
Year: 2008
Country: United States
Employment in every sector of the U.S. space industry analyzed in The Space Report 2009 grew between 2003 and 2007 with the exception of satellite telecommunications. The end of the telecom bubble in 2000 and 2001 prompted restructuring within the satellite telecommunications industry, including...

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