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Accession Number PB2013-104576
Title Geographic Concentration of Manufacturing Across the United States. Executive Summary.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 24p
Personal Author B. M. Bond
Abstract Manufacturing has been one of the major bright spots in the economic recovery of the last few years, contributing more than 25 percent of the overall growth in GDP between 2009 and 2011 and adding roughly 500,000 new jobs between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2012. This trend is especially welcome as manufacturing jobs often provide higher wages and better benefits than non-manufacturing jobs. However, the importance of manufacturing to the economy is not uniform across the U.S. as manufacturing industries are concentrated in certain locations. In this report, we examine county-level data to assess the importance of manufacturing in local economies throughout the U.S. and find that, although almost all states include some counties where manufacturing accounts for a significant share of jobs and earnings, such counties are concentrated in the Midwest and the South, are more likely to be outside metropolitan areas, and are relatively small.
Keywords Benefits
Economic recovery
Jobs
Manufacturing
Wages

 
Source Agency Economics and Statistics Administration Office of Policy Development
NTIS Subject Category 94G - Manufacturing Processes & Materials Handling
41E - Manufacturing, Planning, Processing & Control
Corporate Author Economics and Statistics Administration, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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