Manufacturing in America

Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing plays a major role in our economy, with 11.6 million employees producing goods that we consume domestically or export abroad. In recognition of the seventh annual Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau joins a group of public and private organizations in celebrating the importance of the manufacturing sector to the nation’s economy. The nation relies on several key Census Bureau programs to track America's manufacturing industries, and the most recent data from some of these programs are highlighted below.