Economic Indicators

Employment in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Employment

  • Manufacturing is a larger part of the employment picture in Wisconsin and its counties than in Minnesota and its counties.
  • As noted above, manufacturing is a particularly important source of jobs in Polk County.

Manufacturing Employment Wisconsin

  • Manufacturing accounted for between 18% and 19% of employment in Wisconsin over the 2009 to 2019 period.
  • Manufacturing is substantially more important to Polk County than in the other St. Croix River Valley counties; nearly one-in-four jobs in Polk County are in the manufacturing sector.
  • Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment in Burnett, Pierce, and St. Croix counties are converging on the state of Wisconsin average.

Manufacturing Employment

  • Manufacturing has accounted for between 13% and 14% of employment in Minnesota since 2009.
  • Employment in manufacturing has been slightly higher than the state average in both Chisago and Washington counties.

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