Manufacturing jobs in US states and their wages

BusinessDaily.eu – By Mikkel Egesberg – In this article I have looked at the number of employees in the manufacturing industry for different US states from Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2012. One should expect that states with high average wages would lose jobs to states with low wages, but as you can see, the number of manufacturing jobs in the state of Washington has increased by 5% over the year, even though Washington state has the highest average manufacturing wage of all the states with available data. Boeing moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle, Washington, to Chicago, Illinois, in 2001. The rest of the table is sorted from highest wage in Nov. 2012 and down. The last column shows the manufacturing employment’s share out of total non-farm employment in the different states:

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