EMA Publishes 2019 U.S. Mailing Industry Economic Job Study

January 30, 2020

The EMA (Envelope Manufacturers Association) Foundation’s Institute for Postal Studies has released the 2019 U.S. Mailing Industry Economic Job Study which reveals that the overall impact of the U.S. Mailing Industry remains STRONG.

Key report findings include:

  • The U.S. Mailing Industry’s 7.3 million jobs represent 4.6% of the nation’s total civilian labor force.
  • The U.S. Mailing Industry’s $1.58 trillion in sales revenue to the U.S. economy in 2018 accounted for 4.3% of U.S. total output of $37.1 trillion.
  • The U.S. Mailing Industry grew in revenue by $123.4 billion (9.5% gain) despite losing 209,288 jobs (2.8% loss) during that same time period due to economic recovery and more packaged products being delivered through the mail stream. Mailing industry revenue growth, combined with declining employment, points to growing industry productivity.

The full study is available on the EMA Foundation’s websiteEMA is the world’s largest association devoted exclusively to the envelope manufacturing and paper-based communications industry.

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