Employment in the Publishing Industry, 1990-2016

This Bureau of Labor Statistics feature highlights the vast changes that have taken place with the rise of cable and the Internet. In January 1990, there were 455,000 people employed by newspapers, 28,800 involved with Internet publishing/broadcasting, and 50,400 working in cable. In March 2016, the numbers are 183,200 in newspapers, 197,000 in Internet publishing, and 63,800 in cable. Other publishing sectors are also traced over time. Other workforce statistics on the publishing industry (minus the Internet component are here; statistics on Internet publishing are subsumed within “Other Information Services” here.

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