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    ADAM GRUNDY - 

    It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. This week we recognize just how big an impact.

    Held every year on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day showcases the contributions of this key economic sector and events marking the day happened all week across the country.

    For example, some companies and educational institutions opened their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders to highlight modern manufacturing.

    The U.S. Census Bureau joined other agencies by posting important manufacturing content on the Manufacturing Day webpage throughout the week.

    Here, we present data on all aspects of the manufacturing industry in the United States.

    Employment and Shipments on the Rise

    From 2017 to 2018, the number of people employed in manufacturing went up 1.7%, to 11.7 million.

    The value of shipments rose 9.1% to $6 trillion from 2017 to 2018.  Read More