USPS Core of Mailing Industry

7.5

million people

All heart. The Postal Service is at the core of the $1.4 trillion U.S. mailing industry that employs more than 7.5 million people.

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These types of mail brought in most of the $70.6 billion in operating revenues in 2018:

  • First-Class Mail — $25 billion
  • Marketing Mail — $16.5 billion
  • Shipping and Package Services — $21.5 billion
  • Periodicals — $1.3 billion