Employment in wineries up 153 percent from 2001 to 2017

July 09, 2018

Employment in wineries exceeded 64,000 jobs in 2017. That is an increase of 153 percent from the 25,000 winery jobs in 2001. The number of wineries in the United States has also grown rapidly, reaching more than 4,300 in 2017, compared with about 1,000 in 2001.

Employment and number of establishments in wineries, 2001–17 annual averages
Year Employment Establishments

2001

25,363 1,066

2002

26,620 1,251

2003

29,905 1,410

2004

31,470 1,565

2005

33,565 1,700

2006

35,899 1,923

2007

37,921 2,112

2008

40,160 2,311

2009

40,100 2,456

2010

40,830 2,616

2011

42,231 2,771

2012

45,351 2,978

2013

48,386 3,201

2014

52,879 3,560

2015

57,003 3,848

2016

60,436 4,083

2017(p)

64,139 4,308
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

About 58 percent of all winery jobs in 2017 were in California (36,924). Washington, Oregon, and New York were the only other states with winery employment greater than 3,000 in 2017.

Winery employment by state, 2017 annual averages
State Employment

Alabama

13

Arizona

281

California

36,924

Connecticut

321

Florida

362

Georgia

208

Idaho

197

Illinois

575

Indiana

875

Iowa

414

Kansas

102

Kentucky

143

Maryland

305

Massachusetts

241

Michigan

992

Minnesota

303

Missouri

890

Montana

59

New Hampshire

133

New Jersey

609

New Mexico

205

New York

3,012

North Carolina

695

Ohio

875

Oklahoma

74

Oregon

3,145

Pennsylvania

1,789

South Carolina

50

South Dakota

118

Tennessee

452

Texas

1,736

Vermont

191

Virginia

2,397

Washington

3,940

West Virginia

24

Wisconsin

534

Wyoming

25

Note: Data are preliminary. Data are not available for states that are not listed.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Data for 2017 are preliminary. For more data on establishments, employment, and wages, see the QCEW data retrieval tool. If you are interested in data about wineries, you also might like to see our Spotlight on Statistics on breweries.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment in wineries up 153 percent from 2001 to 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/employment-in-wineries-up-153-percent-from-2001-to-2017.htm (visited September 23, 2018).

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