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Japanese Space Industry Employment, 2009-2019

According to the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, the Japanese space workforce included 8,725 workers in 2019. . . More than 70% of these workers are in the space vehicle sector. While this sector decreased 1.9% from 2018 to 2019, it remains nearly 10% larger than it was five years ago.

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U.S. Space Industry Core Employment, 2010-2020

The industry has been growing steadily since 2016, with employment increasing 15.4% over the last four years. These preliminary results suggest that the space industry has been relatively resilient to the effects of the global pandemic.

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