Scale of GDP calculation
The scale of GDP calculation refers to the collective resources required to calculate the GDP of a country. The resources could be expressed in monetary terms, person-hours per year, full-time-equivalent employees, etc.
Staffing levels of statistical agencies for fiscal year 2017:
|Agency||Total||Full-time permanent||Other than full-time permanent||Statisticians||Economists||Research scientists||Other statistical personnel|
|Bureau of Labor Statistics||2,588||2,167||421||168||1,216||6||446|
|Bureau of Economic Analysis||527||509||18||12||338||0||53|
The people who work at these agencies don't all work to calculate the GDP all the time, and these aren't the only agencies that work to calculate the GDP (as a lot of the data comes from individuals and firms that report to these agencies).