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Title: Criterion 6, Indicator 36: Employment in the Forest Sector

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0322, 2011

Author(s)Skog, Ken; Howard, James; Westby, Rebecca; Alexander, Susan M.; Bergstrom, John; Cordell, Ken; Hill, Elizabeth

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Research Notes
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-5A

Abstract: The lack of data about employment in a number of categories indicates that we do not have full understanding of employment associated with forestry. But for some categories, employment has been declining - especially for wood furniture manufacturing, and to a lesser degree for the pulp and paper industries. This is due in part to lower competitiveness with respect to production and import of products from other countries. There has been a decline in jobs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, but jobs in state forestry agencies are steady to increasing. Increasing participation in forest-based recreation suggests increases in forest-based recreation jobs. It would appear that in the recent past there has been a shift in the types of jobs that forests support.

Keywords: Forest products industry, employees, supply, demand, United States, forests, forestry, employment, forestry workers, pulp and paper industry, forest recreation, labor market, occupations, personnel

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 804 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/21/2011

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RITS Product ID: 39591
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Howard, James L.
Economist
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
 

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