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Ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing employment

July 07, 2016

July is national ice cream month! In 2015, 20,135 workers were employed in the ice cream and frozen desert manufacturing industry at 562 establishments nationwide. On average, workers in the industry earned $46,092 per year.

Employment in ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing by state, 2015 annual averages
State Employment Number of establishments

U.S. total

20,135 562

California

2,675 68

Pennsylvania

1,281 22

Ohio

992 17

New York

984 31

Minnesota

972 9

Missouri

948 7

Texas

856 26

Indiana

720 6

Florida

657 79

Alabama

604 9

Massachusetts

582 14

Illinois

530 33

Tennessee

415 5

Connecticut

404 11

Oregon

388 12

Georgia

344 5

Utah

341 10

Michigan

315 23

Wisconsin

297 10

New Jersey

233 39

North Carolina

233 12

Colorado

198 8

Washington

154 9

Arizona

133 4

Maine

76 5

Rhode Island

54 6

Virginia

48 4

Louisiana

36 4

South Carolina

34 5

Wyoming

17 3

California had the highest employment in the industry with 2,675 workers at 68 establishments, followed by Pennsylvania with 1,281 workers at 22 establishments, and Ohio with 922 workers at 17 establishments.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Data for the 20 states not shown in the chart did not meet BLS standards for publication.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing employment on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/ice-cream-and-frozen-dessert-manufacturing-employment.htm (visited November 11, 2019).

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