Fourth District Employment
The Midwest traditionally has been a manufacturing-intensive region. Indeed, although the manufacturing sector’s proportion of the region’s economic activity has declined in recent decades, the Midwest is still more manufacturing intensive than other parts of the country. In the Fourth Federal Reserve District, for example, manufacturing employment accounts for about 16% of the workforce; the comparable figure for the country is about 11%.
Suggested citation: "Fourth District Employment," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 04-11, pp. 14-16, 11.01.2004.