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U.S. Space Workforce

U.S. Space Workforce

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The U.S. space workforce includes commercial, civil, and national security space workers. The commercial and civil workforce continued to decrease in size, with core industry employment dropping ##% from 2013 to 2014, a decrease of ## workers.[


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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. Establishments are assigned to categories based on the activity in which they are primarily engaged. Continuity in collection...
At the start of FY 2016, NASA’s workforce was made up of ## individuals. This is a decrease of ## employees, or ##%, compared to the start of FY 2015. Since reaching a high in FY 2011, NASA has shed ## employees, ##% of its workforce. Although these decreases have been spread across all of the...
The United States maintains a large national security space workforce to support space activities in the DoD and intelligence agencies. Although all of the military branches maintain space professionals, the greatest concentration of national security space workers is found in the U.S. Air Force...
Year: 2014
Country: United States
The U.S. space workforce is one of the largest in the world, despite continued contraction. The U.S. civilian space workforce has declined ##% since peaking in 2006, employing ## employees in 2013. The increasing percentage of the workforce eligible for retirement, the lack of federal funding...
Year: 2013
Country: United States
The U.S. space workforce has decreased in size each year since 2006, bringing the current workforce to ##. NASA’s civil servant workforce has remained relatively stable over this period, even as its budget has declined. NASA employed ## civil servants as of the beginning of fiscal year (FY)...
Year: 2011
Country: United States
The number of people employed in the U.S. space sector remained fairly stable throughout the first decade of the 21st century, weathering both the substantial industry restructuring that characterized the early 2000s and the economic slowdown that has dominated the past several years.
Year: 2011
Country: United States
More than a ## million people in the United States are employed in the space industry, according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This level of employment has remained relatively stable throughout the first decade of the 21st century, never dropping below ##.
Year: 2008
Country: United States
In 2007, nearly ## U.S. personnel were employed in the space industry. A 2008 U.S. government report estimated that approximately ## U.S. workers were indirectly employed in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary goods and services related to space.

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