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Logging Industry Workers

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There are approximately 53,600 logging industry workers employed in the United States. Logging equipment operators make up nearly 69 percent of workers in the field. About 12 percent are fallers, while log graders and scalers hold almost 9 percent of logging industry positions. Most salaried loggers work in logging camps or in the logging contractors industry. Sawmills and planing mills also employ logging workers. Approximately 27 percent of logging industry workers are self-employed.  

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