Goods-Producing Industries

About the Goods-Producing Industries supersector group

The goods-producing industries supersector group consists of these supersectors and sectors:

(All other industries are part of the Service-Providing Industries supersector group.)

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in goods-producing industries. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, union membership and representation, gross job gains and losses, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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2016
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2016
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2016
Jul.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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19,663 19,618 (P) 19,623 (P) 19,639

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

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14,161 14,125 (P) 14,125 (P) 14,131

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Union membership and representation

 

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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1.4% 1.0% 1.1% 1.2%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

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1.8% 1.2% 1.6% 1.7%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Dynamic Changes in Employment

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1st quarter
2015
2nd quarter
2015
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2015
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2015

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

 

Gross job gains

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1,321 1,387 1,275 1,353

Gross job losses

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1,298 1,331 1,302 1,310

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates in goods-producing industries, see the Employment and projected employment by major industry sector table.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours, as well as weekly earnings by union membership status, are shown. This section also contains information on the average cost of benefits paid by employers, as well as recent rates of change in wages and total compensation.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$26.81 $26.92 (P) $26.90 (P) $26.94

Average weekly hours

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40.3 40.3 (P) 40.3 (P) 40.3

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$22.47 $22.53 (P) $22.59 (P) $22.63

Average weekly hours

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41.1 41.2 (P) 41.2 (P) 41.4

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2012 2013 2014 2015

Union membership and representation

 

Full-time workers

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$470 $496 $502 $522

Members of unions

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$499 $463 $695 $-

Represented by unions

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$509 $486 $582 $-

Nonunion

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$469 $496 $501 $519

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Employer Compensation Costs

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3rd quarter
2015
4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
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2016

12-month percent change

 

Total compensation

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2.2% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3%

Wages and salaries

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2.4% 2.6% 2.6% 2.5%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)



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Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation

Compensation costs

 

Total compensation

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38.36 100.0

Wages and salaries

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25.45 66.3

Total benefits

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12.92 33.7

Insurance

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3.59 9.3

Retirement

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2.08 5.4

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in goods-producing industries. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

1,835 1,870 1,826 2,051

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

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Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

3.8

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

2.2

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.0

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments and the number of establishments experiencing job gains or job losses in goods-producing industries.

Establishments

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2015
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2015
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2015

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 1,231,597 (P) 1,239,451 (P) 1,247,147 (P) 1,252,390

Local government

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(P) 4,723 (P) 4,718 (P) 4,722 (P) 4,704

State government

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(P) 1,858 (P) 1,867 (P) 1,865 (P) 1,982

Federal government

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(P) 121 (P) 121 (P) 121 (P) 122

Establishments with changes in employment (in thousands)

 

With job gains (seasonally adjusted)

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310 314 305 321

With job losses (seasonally adjusted)

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311 305 308 304

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: August 19, 2016