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October 2015

On Manufacturing Day, U.S. Commerce Department Unveils Report Showing Pay Premium Exists for Manufacturing

WASHINGTON – As "America's Data Agency," the Commerce Department today released a new report drawing on evidence from 10 federal data sets to show that a pay premium exists for workers in manufacturing industries. The report by the Economics and Statistics Administration's Office of the Chief Economist rebuts criticisms about the existence of a manufacturing pay premium, and based on the evidence, clearly demonstrates that manufacturing jobs pay better than jobs in other sectors, with earnings up to 32 percent higher.

Commerce Data Advisory Council to Hold Third Meeting at NOAA Facility in Boulder - See on Live Stream

The 3rd meeting of the Commerce Department’s Data Advisory Council will be held on October 29-30, at the NOAA research facility in Boulder, Colorado. The council will discuss the power of unlocking environmental data, workforce capabilities to improve data operations, cybersecurity issues, and other Council matters. Employees interested in the role Commerce data can play across the public and private sectors are encouraged to follow the live stream.

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