The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing

Found this interesting website about a new report examining about how the geography of US employment in manufacturing and other industries has changed over approximately the past 75 years.  This report found that “the manufacturing industry has lost ground in many places across the US and is now the largest employer in only two states–Indiana and Wisconsin.”

Check out the interactive visualizations and maps.  The first two visualizations allow you to explore shifts in employment and economic output trends from 1940 to 2016 for a variety of industries at both the national and state level.  The other three visualizations focus on changes in the manufacturing industry in more recent decades and include data down to the county level.  You can also download the full 56-page report.  Check it out!


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