U.S. employment in chemical manufacturing 1998-2019

This statistic shows the employment in chemical manufacturing in the United States from 1998 to 2019. In 1998, the number of employees in this industry was around 993,000. As of June 2019, that number had decreased to around 542,000 employees. Of the ten largest chemical companies worldwide based on revenue, three were based in the U.S. as of 2019.

Employment in United States chemical manufacturing from 1998 to 2019

Number of employees in thousands
2019*542
2018529
2017811
2016810
2015810
2014804
2013795
2012788
2011785
2010788
2009800
2008848
2007859
2006865
2005877
2004884
2003903
2002924
2001957
2000980
1999984
1998993
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1998 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Figure as of June 2019.
Figures prior to 2014 were taken from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. All BEA figures were revised under the 2014 Comprehensive Revision of the Industry Economic Accounts.

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