10 states where manufacturing still matters
from 24/7 Wall St.
To identify the 10 states where manufacturing matters, 24/7 Wall St. used state gross domestic product figures published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis for 2013. We determined which states had the largest percentage of total output attributable to manufacturing. Data on specific industries within the manufacturing sector are from 2012 and represent the most recent available figures. Employment figures for each state come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are seasonally adjusted.
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