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The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016

In June 2019, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) published a new report examining 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." At the link above, readers will find five interactive data visualizations that delve into the data upon which this report is based. The first two visualizations allow readers 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. While the interactive visualizations offer overviews of all 50 states, the full report "provides data at the state and county levels for the 18 states in which manufacturing was the largest employer at the beginning of the 21st century." Interested readers can download the full 56-page report as a PDF, or view a short PowerPoint presentation summarizing the report's findings.
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August 2nd, 2019
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July 30th, 2019 at 12:19pm
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July 30th, 2019 at 3:11pm
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