2017 Workforce Statistics by Industry Sector

Industry Sector

Sales per Employee (thousands
of dollars)

No. employees (millions)

Growth in employment %

Natural Resources & Materials 326 2.4 -2.6
Oil, Gas & Chemicals 529 1.3 -3.2
Consumer Products 296 4.6 0.6
Health Care 266 4.3 5.1
Public Utilities 723 1.5 -0.8
Retail 200 13.9 2.7
Financial Services 594 7.2 0.9
Electronics & Scientific Instruments 242 2.4 2.7
Computers & Software 237 5.3 5.5
Industrial Equipment & Furnishings 257 2.7 -2.2
Transportation & Travel 320 9.6 2.8
Services except Healthcare 109 4.4 3.9
Construction & Real Estate 451 1.1 4.4
Communication Products & Services 387 5.6 2.3
Wholesale 1021 1.1 3.0
All sectors combined 326 67.6 2.3

 

Workforce Ratios & Forecasts is the source of information for the above table. Covered in that annual study are over 6,300 companies and 400 industries. Presented for each company is historical 2016 headcount, 2017 sales per employee and gross margin per employee, as well as 2017 and 2018 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 non-U.S. headquartered companies. Bought by human resource personnel, recruiters, placement directors and corporate libraries. Published June 2017.

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