In today’s world, information is at your fingertips at anytime of the day making it overwhelming and easy to miss out on the interesting facts about manufacturing. The MAPI Foundation’s dashboards are designed to visualized the most insightful data points about the employment, occupations and workforce diversity on the manufacturing industry. Technology had great impact in the industry, forcing manufacturers to adapt and create occupations leading to increase of opportunities in the upcoming years. Even though manufacturers have focus on multiple efforts to recruit and retaining women and/or minorities, the workforce diversity shows very little change from previous years. Scroll over our dashboard to get manufacturing industry snapshot.

Manufacturing States

The manufacturing industry generated over $2 trillion in GDP in 2017, and in over 30 states it accounts for more than 10 percent of GDP. The manufacturing state dashboard provides insights on key economic indicators by state.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers. Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP by Industry.


Although the projected growth for manufacturing industry is slower than other industries, the past five years show an consistent increase on the employments trends and earning. Chemical products, computer and electronics, and Food, beverage and tobacco industries account for approximately 40% of the value added in the manufacturing industry. Explore the Employment Dashboard to get more insights on your industry.


Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP by Industry. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics.



Over 200 thousand jobs with computer programming skills will open in the next 7 years. Technology applications had created new fields and needs for the industry, but also change needs for other occupations such as prepress technicians. Scroll over the Manufacturing Occupations Dashboard to get more insights on jobs projections and wages.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections.


Manufacturing companies have focus multiple efforts to increase diversity in the workforce. Almost 30% of the manufacturing workers are women, and about 20% workforce belong to ethnicity different than white. We have seen positive changes nationwide, but there is long road ahead still. Explore the gender and ethnicity composition of the manufacturing workforce of your state with the U.S. Manufacturing Diversity Dashboard.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers and 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Current Population Survey.