Newspapers in the United States cut more than 24,000 newsroom jobs — a decline of 37 percent — between 2004 and 2015, the most recent year data were available. Layoffs and buyouts among reporters and editors are expected to continue as newspapers struggle with falling circulation and ad revenue.

Source: “Newspapers Fact Sheet,” Pew Research Center, June 1, 2017, p. 8, https://tinyurl.com/yb8g77ht

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Year Number of employees
2004 65,440
2005 66,490
2006 68,610
2007 68,160
2008 65,720
2009 56,230
2010 51,390
2011 50,250
2012 47,740
2013 45,450
2014 43,170
2015 41,400

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