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Manufacturing: Which states lead the way and which pay the most?

U.S. Census Bureau's Economic Census staff released new manufacturing statistics for more than 350 manufacturing industries at the state and local level.


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Data Snapshot: Which states are leading the way in manufacturing and which pay the most?

Just over one week ago, the U.S. Census Bureau's Economic Census staff released new manufacturing statistics for more than 350 manufacturing industries at the state and local level. California led the way with number of establishments (38,741) and employees (1.2 million) -- and was second only to Texas in the value of shipments from manufacturing establishments ($512.3 billion). 

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