Indiana continues to rank first among states in the percentage of our workforce engaged in manufacturing. In 2016, Indiana ranked second in the nation in manufacturing employment growth, our fastest-growing sector. In numeric terms, Indiana’s manufacturing firms added 22,600 workers in the past year to reach 520,800 employees. Some of the state’s manufacturing subsectors saw more employment growth than others. Transportation equipment manufacturing led the pack with a 7.6 percent growth rate
Source: STATS Indiana, using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data for November of each year.