2016 Workforce Statistics by Industry Sector

Industry Sector

Sales per Employee (thousands
of dollars)

No. employees (millions)

Growth in employment %

Natural Resources & Materials 344 2.6 -3.3
Oil, Gas & Chemicals 574 1.8 -3.4
Consumer Products 300 4.4 -0.2
Health Care 257 4.3 6.3
Public Utilities 853 1.5 -1.8
Retail 194 14.2 2.9
Financial Services 546 7.0 0.2
Electronics & Scientific Instruments 253 2.5 2.4
Computers & Software 246 5.2 2.2
Industrial Equipment & Furnishings 275 2.8 -3.1
Transportation & Travel 320 9.0 3.0
Services except Healthcare 112 4.5 3.5
Construction & Real Estate 430 1.0 4.9
Communication Products & Services 387 5.5 2.0
Wholesale 1129 1.1 6.1
All sectors combined 328 67.4 1.8

 

Workforce Ratios & Forecasts is the source of information for the above table. Covered in that annual study are over 6,600 companies and 400 industries. Presented for each company is historical 2015 headcount, 2016 sales per employee and gross margin per employee, as well as 2016 and 2017 forecasted headcount and growth rates in employment and sales. Use it to track competition, justify head counts, screen potential acquisitions, and set manpower budgets. Includes industry and company rankings and data on over 400 major foreign companies. Bought by human resource personnel, recruiters, placement directors and corporate libraries. Published June 2016.

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