National Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October. Because it is so vital to the economy, Manufacturing Day is set aside to celebrate those who proudly stand behind the goods produced in the United States.
Manufacturing has grown for the past 14 consecutive months after contracting in April 2020 when the coronavirus triggered nationwide business shutdowns. Manufacturers in the United States account for 11.39% of the total output in the economy and employ 8.5% of the workforce. There was an average of 12.8 million manufacturing employees in the United States in 2020 with an annual compensation of $83,269.69 in 2019.