Comparison With Other Industries

INSURANCE COMPARED WITH OTHER INDUSTRIES

The insurance industry employs 2.6 million people, accounting for about 27 percent of the workforce in the U.S. financial activities sector, according to the Current Population Survey from the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY, 2014

Industry Employees (000)
Total, all industries 146,305
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 2,237
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,088
Construction 9,813
Manufacturing  15,100
Wholesale and retail trade 20,251
Transportation and utilities 7,581
Information 3,115
Financial activities 9,871
     Insurance carriers and related activities 2,667
Professional and business services 17,004
Education and health services 32,830
Leisure and hospitality 13,489
Other services 7,169
Public administration 6,757

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (CPS).

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