Postal Service: NAICS 491
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About the Postal Service subsector
The postal service subsector is part of the transportation and warehousing sector.
The Postal Service subsector includes the activities of the National Post Office and its subcontractors operating under a universal service obligation to provide mail services, and using the infrastructure required to fulfill that obligation. These services include delivering letters and small parcels. These articles can be described as those that can be handled by one person without using special equipment. This allows the collection, pick-up, and delivery operations to be done with limited labor costs and minimal equipment. Sorting and transportation activities, where necessary, are generally mechanized. The restriction to small parcels distinguishes these establishments from those in the transportation industries. These establishments may also provide express delivery services using the infrastructure established for provision of basic mail services.
North American Industry Classification System
The postal service subsector consists of a single industry group,
Postal Service: NAICS 4911.
This section provides information relating to employment in postal service. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry , data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.
Employment by Occupation
Recent hourly and annual earnings for occupations commonly found in postal service.
Earnings by Occupation
This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities in postal service.
(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)
This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.
(Source: Producer Price Indexes)
This section presents data on the number of establishments in postal service. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.
(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)
(Source: Productivity and Costs)
Data extracted on: July 30, 2021