Over one-third of farmworkers were employed at establishments with 50--499 workers: Agricultural employment by establishment size, March 2019

Establishment size (by number of employees) Employees Establishments Average weekly wages Share of total employment Share of establishments
<5 107,005 65,262 $664 9% 61%
5–9 126,508 19,365 $651 11% 18%
10–19 148,553 11,086 $694 13% 10%
20–49 205,880 6,856 $725 18% 6%
50–99 140,015 2,035 $738 12% 2%
100–249 175,923 1,175 $681 16% 1%
250–499 93,215 274 $610 8% <0.3%
500–999 66,540 99 $595 6% <0.1%
1,000+ 65,945 43 $658 6% <0.1%
U.S. total 1,129,584 106,195 $681 100% 100%

Notes: QCEW data for 2019 are preliminary. Data represent establishments classified under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 11, for agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting. Establishment size and weekly wages represent Q1 for 2019 (not available by month). Weekly wages are in 2019 dollars. QCEW data come from employer reports to unemployment insurance agencies about their workforce. Columns may not total to 100 due to rounding.

Source: Authors’ analysis of U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

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