Essential workers by industry, 2019
|Total||Percent of industry|
|All essential workers||55,217,845||100%|
|Food and agriculture||11,398,233||20.6%|
|Transportation, warehouse, and delivery||3,972,089||7.2%|
|Industrial, commercial, residential facilities and services||6,806,407||12.3%|
|Government and community-based services||4,590,070||8.3%|
|Communications and IT||3,189,140||5.8%|
|Water and wastewater management||107,846||0.2%|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Note: Code for the definition of essential services used here is available upon request.
Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.2 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org