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Happy Manufacturing Day!

by Data Planet ™ on 2021-10-01T11:30:45-04:00 in Labor and Employment, International Relations and Trade, Industry, Business, and Commerce | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau has been celebrating Manufacturing Week since Monday, September 27,  to mark the 10th Anniversary of Manufacturing Day, which occurs annually on the 1st Friday of October in the United States. Manufacturing Day was initiated by the Manufacturing Institute in 2011 in support of the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers.

Many government agencies and international organizations offer a rich array of datasets that demonstrate the value and impact of the manufacturing sector. Explore these links for a sampling of relevant content:

  • Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics provides a view of the trend in average hourly earnings for goods-producing industries in total, and for manufacturing, specifically.
  • Rank average median earnings by industry sector, based on data collected as part of the annual American Community Survey, 5-year estimates (2015-2019).
  • Review economic conditions in the U.S. manufacturing industry using data from the Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey, conducted monthly by the U.S. Census Bureau This chart compares the trend in unfilled to new orders.
  • World Bank World Development Indicators allows a map view of the value of manufactured exports as a percentage of  merchandise exports.
  • The 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing collects data on occupation by industry. Compare states/territories by the number of workers employed in manufacturing.


Have fun exploring!

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