Employment in the U.S. print publishing industry 2009-2017, by subsector

Employment data on the U.S. print publishing industry shows that the number of employees across all subsectors decreased between 2016 and 2017, with the exception of the book publishing subsector which saw an increase. In 2016, 64,085 people were employed at book publishing firms, however in 2017 this figure had grown to almost 72 thousand.

Employment in the U.S. print publishing industry from 2009 to 2017, by subsector

200920102011201220132014201520162017
Other publishers20,86520,42421,60717,77721,83621,94420,54819,74026,774
Directory and mailing list publishers45,71441,48935,39030,09526,60624,79422,26815,30614,948
Book publishers83,74481,51171,99664,96967,38765,18964,52064,08571,935
Periodical publishers143,816134,432114,702106,033102,820110,036105,29490,64082,451
Newspaper publishers299,114264,833250,555231,384218,736209,464194,870180,637169,421
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Paid employment consists of full and part-time employees, including salaried officers and executives of corporations. Included are employees on sick leave, holidays, and vacations.

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