Fast Facts / Marine Economy
The term “marine jobs,” used below, covers the U.S. oceans and Great Lakes and is based on the most recent data available (2018) from the Marine Economy Satellite Account data set, a joint project between NOAA and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
2.4 Million Jobs
The marine sector provides 2.4 million high-paying jobs annually.
$397 Billion in Goods and Services
Annually, the marine economy contributes about $397 billion in gross domestic product.
$665.7 Billion in Sales
In 2019, the marine economy produced $665.7 billion in sales—significantly more than farming, data processing and internet publishing, or utilities.
Handout: America's Marine Economy