Industry Snapshot | Manufacturing, 2016-2020 | January 2022
The manufacturing sector is comprised of establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.
As of 2020, there was an average of 12,083,479 people employed in the private sector of this industry in 358,272 establishments.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In the private manufacturing industry during 2020, there were 373,300 total recordable cases (TRC) of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Of those, 135,900 had days away from work (DAFW), 108,800 had days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), and 128,700 had other recordable cases (ORC). The total recordable case incidence rate per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 3.1.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 341 for the manufacturing industry during 2020, compared to 336 during 2019.
Employment data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: January 5, 2022