Private sector manufacturing employment in the U.S. 1985-2018

Number of private sector manufacturing employees in the United States from 1985 to 2018 (in thousands)

Private sector manufacturing employment in the U.S. 1985-2018 This statistic shows the number of private sector manufacturing employees in the United States from 1985 to 2018. In 2018, roughly 14.86 million people were employed in the private sector manufacturing industry.
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Number of private sector manufacturing employees in the United States from 1985 to 2018 (in thousands)

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Number of employees in thousands
201814,855.2
201714,656.1
201614,777.7
2015 14,534.5
2014 14,462
2013 14,188.3
2012 13,935.9
2011 13,596.1
2010 13,251.8
2009 13,454
2008 15,131.4
2007 15,341.5
2006 15,642.6
2005 15,518.4
2004 15,753.5
2003 16,129.8
2002 16,918.2
2001 18,147.1
2000 19,167.3
1999 19,322.9
1998 19,762.5
1997 19,961.2
1996 19,653.4
1995 19,520
1994 19,271.2
1993 18,710.1
1992 19,076.2
1991 19,589.5
1990 20,338.6
1989 20,690.4
1988 20,430
1987 20,235.3
1986 20,295.8
1985 20,120.1
Number of employees in thousands
201814,855.2
201714,656.1
201614,777.7
2015 14,534.5
2014 14,462
2013 14,188.3
2012 13,935.9
2011 13,596.1
2010 13,251.8
2009 13,454
2008 15,131.4
2007 15,341.5
2006 15,642.6
2005 15,518.4
2004 15,753.5
2003 16,129.8
2002 16,918.2
2001 18,147.1
2000 19,167.3
1999 19,322.9
1998 19,762.5
1997 19,961.2
1996 19,653.4
1995 19,520
1994 19,271.2
1993 18,710.1
1992 19,076.2
1991 19,589.5
1990 20,338.6
1989 20,690.4
1988 20,430
1987 20,235.3
1986 20,295.8
1985 20,120.1
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This statistic shows the number of private sector manufacturing employees in the United States from 1985 to 2018. In 2018, roughly 14.86 million people were employed in the private sector manufacturing industry.
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