Industry Snapshot | Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 2015-2019 | August 2021
The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector is comprised of establishments engaged in growing crops, logging, and raising or harvesting animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats.
As of 2019, there was an average of 1,263,160 people employed in the private sector of this industry in 106,998 establishments.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In the private agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry during 2019, there were 50,900 total recordable cases (TRC) of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Of those, 17,000 had days away from work (DAFW), 14,400 had days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), and 19,500 had other recordable cases (ORC). The total recordable case incidence rate per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 5.2.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 577 for the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry during 2019, compared to 574 during 2018.
Employment data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: August 11, 2021