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Americas: Poultry industry is an integral part of the US economy, say organisations

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the increased positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the US.

A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, from 2012 to 2014 the poultry industry collectively increased the number of jobs from 1,337,020 to 1,814,200, amount of wages from US$63 billion to US$100.2 billion, total economic activity from US$265.5 billion to US$469.6 billion, and government revenue from US$23.4 billion to US$32.9 billion.

The study was updated using the most current methodology available, and as a result, a small portion of the increase can be attributed to the new methodology.

The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey and eggs.

Key economic data from each include:

· The chicken industry provides 1,339,900 jobs, US$74 billion in wages, US$348.7 billion in economic activity and US$24.4 billion in government revenue.

· The turkey industry provides 308,400 jobs, US$16.9 billion in wages, US$80.1 billion in economic activity and US$5.6 billion in government revenue.

· The egg industry provides 128,000 jobs, US$7.2 billion in wages, US$30.7 billion in economic activity and US$2.2 billion in government revenue.

The data is hosted on websites that can be viewed collectively or by individual product, and then sorted nationally by state, congressional district, state house district or state senate district.