Chicken Industry Provides 1.5 Million Jobs and $417 Billion in Economic Impact: New Study

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States.

The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs. The chicken industry provides 1,517,797 jobs, $94.9 billion in wages, $417 billion in economic activity and $25.5 billion in government revenue.

The data is hosted on interactive websites that can be viewed collectively or by individual product, and then sorted nationally, by state, congressional district, state house district or state senate district, and county. For more information about the U.S. chicken industry’s economic impact visit:

“We are pleased to continue providing this valuable tool across the industry that shows the positive economic impact the poultry industry has on our nation and communities,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.

“Chicken producers’ positive economic impact stretches from coast to coast, hits every sector of the U.S. economy and is felt in every congressional district,” added NCC President Mike Brown.  “We know that chicken is nutritious, affordable and versatile, but chicken also means jobs – whether it’s on the farm, in the processing plant, the transportation sector, manufacturing, retail or restaurants. I want to thank USPOULTRY for funding and coordinating this effort.”

The economic impact study was funded by USPOULTRY. The study was conducted by John Dunham & Associates, based in New York City. The study was updated using the most current methodology available and uses data from 2022. For more information on the study’s methodology and model description, please click here.


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