Industry Snapshot | Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 2016-2020 | January 2022
The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector is comprised of establishments engaged in growing crops, logging, and raising or harvesting animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats.
As of 2020, there was an average of 1,241,147 people employed in the private sector of this industry in 108,759 establishments.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In the private agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry during 2020, there were 45,900 total recordable cases (TRC) of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Of those, 18,800 had days away from work (DAFW), 11,800 had days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), and 15,300 had other recordable cases (ORC). The total recordable case incidence rate per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 4.6.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 515 for the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry during 2020, compared to 577 during 2019.
Employment data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: January 5, 2022