USPS Core of Mailing Industry

7.3

million people

All heart. The Postal Service is at the core of the $1.6 trillion U.S. mailing industry that employs more than 7.3 million people.

* | Tags: People Size & scope Top facts USPS Fact #108 | February 4, 2020

These types of mail brought in most of the $71.1 billion in operating revenues in 2019:

  • First-Class Mail — $24.4 billion
  • Marketing Mail — $16.4 billion
  • Shipping and Package Services — $22.7 billion
  • Periodicals — $1.2 billion