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
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

11.2% 12.4% 8.5% 7.7%

(Source: Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Agricultural equipment operators

17,480

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

218,500

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

11,290

Logging equipment operators

22,430

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

13,130

(Source: Occupational Employment 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, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Agricultural equipment operators

$13.12 $13.91 $27,290 $28,920

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

$10.48 $11.26 $21,790 $23,430

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

$20.76 $23.03 $43,190 $47,910

Logging equipment operators

$18.29 $18.96 $38,050 $39,440

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

$17.51 $18.10 $36,410 $37,640

(Source: Occupational Employment 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 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

512 503 584 577

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

Data series 2015

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

Total recordable cases

5.7

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

3.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.6

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
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Import index

183.0 180.4 (r)185.9 180.2

Percent change from previous month

  -2.9% -1.4% (r)3.0% (r)-3.1%

Export index

151.8 (r)152.8 (r)156.7 158.1

Percent change from previous month

  -0.5% (r)0.7% (r)2.6% (r)0.9%

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
4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

103,068 (p)102,702 (p)103,228 (p)103,491

Local government

66 (p)66 (p)65 (p)65

State government

147 (p)146 (p)141 (p)140

Federal government

76 (p)76 (p)74 (p)73

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: April 21, 2017