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Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting: NAICS 11

About the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector

The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector is part of the natural resources and mining supersector.

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats.

The establishments in this sector are often described as farms, ranches, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, orchards, or hatcheries. A farm may consist of a single tract of land or a number of separate tracts which may be held under different tenures. For example, one tract may be owned by the farm operator and another rented. It may be operated by the operator alone or with the assistance of members of the household or hired employees, or it may be operated by a partnership, corporation, or other type of organization. When a landowner has one or more tenants, renters, croppers, or managers, the land operated by each is considered a farm.

North American Industry Classification System

The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector consists of these subsectors:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Unemployment

Data series Back
data
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

5.7% 5.0% 5.1% 5.4%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Agricultural equipment operators

17,630

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

235,140

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

12,620

Logging equipment operators

20,630

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

13,590

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings

Recent hourly and annual earnings for occupations commonly found in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting.

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Agricultural equipment operators

$14.89 $15.63 $30,970 $32,510

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

$13.74 $14.36 $28,570 $29,880

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

$23.45 $25.71 $48,780 $53,470

Logging equipment operators

$21.46 $21.54 $44,640 $44,810

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

$19.74 $20.61 $41,060 $42,870

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

596 584 574 577

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2020

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

4.6

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

3.1

Cases involving days away from work

1.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.2

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The import price index reflects the percentage change in prices paid to foreign producers for their goods and services within the U.S., while the export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

Data series Back
data
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Import index

187.5 (r)195.1 202.4 201.2

Percent change from previous month

  0.4% (r)4.1% (r)3.7% -0.6%

Export index

199.3 (r)202.6 (r)197.9 198.4

Percent change from previous month

  -2.5% (r)1.7% (r)-2.3% (r)0.3%

Footnotes
(r) Revised

(Source: International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting.

Establishments

Data series Back
data
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

109,167 109,838 (p)109,440 (p)109,962

Local government

64 65 (p)65 (p)65

State government

140 140 (p)139 (p)139

Federal government

74 74 (p)74 (p)74

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: December 03, 2021