February 24, 2015
Arkansas had the highest share of nonfarm employment in nondurable goods manufacturing, 6.4 percent, in December 2014. Nondurable goods include food, clothing, beverages, tobacco, medicines, and other items that typically last fewer than 3 years.
Wisconsin had the second-highest share of total nonfarm employment in nondurable goods manufacturing. Other states with large shares include Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Arizona, Florida, and Nevada had the smallest shares (1.3 percent each).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — December 2014" (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Arkansas had highest share of employment in nondurable goods manufacturing in December 2014 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/arkansas-had-highest-share-of-employment-in-nondurable-goods-manufacturing-in-december-2014.htm (visited October 17, 2021).