This week's excerpt from The Facts About Modern Manufacturing: More than one in seven U.S. private sector jobs depends on the U.S. manufacturing base. Specifically, manufacturing supported an estimated 16.5 million jobs in the United States in 2011; this includes 11.7 million jobs directly within manufacturing and 4.7 million jobs in sectors such as professional services (accounting, legal, consulting, etc.), wholesaling, transportation, agriculture and F.I.R.E. (finance, insurance and real estate). Manufacturing Facts

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