We have compiled a pretty comprehensive list of statistics related to employment in the United States. Included in this list are things like unemployment rates, most popular and highest paying careers, general workforce related data, and lots of other facts and information that describe the United States economy in terms of employment and jobs data.
Each of these pieces of employment related data includes a reference to the publication or report in which the original employment statistics can be found.
US General Population Statistics
Total US Population
or 77.9% of total US population
Working Age Population
(Ages 15 – 64)
Source: FRED Economic Data
Largest Industries in US
The chart below shows the largest industries in the United States as measured by total revenue.
|US Industry||2022 Estimated Revenue|
|1) Retirement and Pension Plans||$1.2579 Trillion|
|2) Health and Medical Insurance||$1.1451 Trillion|
|3) Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling||$1.0499 Trillion|
|4) New Car Dealers||$987.8 Billion|
|5) Hospitals||$968.5 Billion|
|6) Life Insurance and Annuities||$886.7 Billion|
|7) Pharmaceutical Wholesale||$868.8 Billion|
|8) Public Schools||$791.0 Billion|
|9) Supermarkets and Grocery Stores||$758.4 Billion|
|10) Commercial Banking||$704.3 Billion|
Highest Paying Jobs in the United States
As of 2022, the highest paying occupation in the United States is anesthesiologist. The average salary for an anesthesiologist is $271,440.
Listed below are the 25 highest paying jobs in the United States as of 2022.
|Surgeons (Except Ophthalmologists)||$251,650|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons||$234,990|
|Physicians and Ophthalmologists (Except Pediatric)||$218,850|
|Family Medicine Physicians||$214,370|
|General Internal Medicine Physicians||$210,960|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||$161,730|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||$158,100|
|Natural Sciences Managers||$154,930|
|Marketing and Sales Managers||$150,400|