The Brewers Association has just released its annual Economic Impact Report, detailing total national impact of the craft brewing industry in addition to economic data for all 50 states.
In 2018, BA-defined craft brewers contributed $79.1 billion to the U.S. economy, a 4 percent increase from 2017. The industry provided 559,545 total jobs, with 150,055 jobs directly at breweries. In addition, more than $5 billion in wages and benefits were provided to brewery employees through 2018.
Full statement here from the BA.