Dec 20, 2023

Question of the Day: What are the 5 industries with the largest employment?

Curious about which industry tops the employment charts? Teachers, you might be surprised!




  • Do any of the industries on this list surprise you? Why or why not?
  • Do you think any other industries will join the top 5 in employment in the next 5 or 10 years? Why?
  • How does technology impact which industries and larger or smaller employment numbers?

Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.


Behind the numbers (Bureau of Labor Statistics):

"Data in these Industry Reports are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are the industries with the largest employment in 2022. See a full report on the industry from the Bureau of Labor Statistics."



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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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