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Manufacturing Lags All Other Industries in Startup Activity, and Other Stats

Construction far outdoes all other industries measured when it comes to number of startup businesses. Manufacturing, on the other hand, had the least amount of startup activity in 2013.

Conversely, the most manufacturers had the fewest employees. Fully 107,256 companies had 0-4 employees. As the number of employees went gradually up, the number of companies went gradually down.



The average wage for production workers was highest in Wyoming at $32. 29 per hour, as well as in border states such as Washington, Texas, Arizona, Maine and Michigan. The lowest was Alaska at $17.14. Other low-production-wage states were scattered throughout the south, including Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina, as well as midwestern states North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.




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