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Miscellaneous Manufacturing: NAICS 339

About the Miscellaneous Manufacturing subsector

The miscellaneous manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Miscellaneous Manufacturing subsector make a wide range of products that cannot readily be classified in specific NAICS subsectors in manufacturing. Processes used by these establishments vary significantly, both among and within industries. For example, a variety of manufacturing processes are used in manufacturing sporting and athletic goods that include products such as tennis racquets and golf balls. The processes for these products differ from each other, and the processes differ significantly from the fabrication processes used in making dolls or toys, the melting and shaping of precious metals to make jewelry, and the bending, forming, and assembly used in making medical products.

North American Industry Classification System

The miscellaneous manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing: NAICS 3391
  • Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing: NAICS 3399

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in miscellaneous manufacturing. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics survey are for the Miscellaneous Durable Goods Manufacturing industry (NAICS 339)

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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

547.6 577.5 (p)591.0 (p)593.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

334.7 356.7 (p)374.8 (p)376.5

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

16.4% 10.4% 5.7% 5.1%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

7,570

Dental laboratory technicians

28,420

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

20,710

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

17,160

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

17,100

Team assemblers

83,680

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for miscellaneous manufacturing.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in miscellaneous manufacturing.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics survey are for the Miscellaneous Durable Goods Manufacturing industry (NAICS 339)

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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$29.40 $28.38 (p)$28.39 (p)$28.30

Average weekly hours

36.9 37.8 (p)38.2 (p)38.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics survey are for the Miscellaneous Durable Goods Manufacturing industry (NAICS 339)

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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$20.92 $20.66 (p)$20.84 (p)$20.56

Average weekly hours

37.4 38.2 (p)38.5 (p)38.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

16.79 17.26 34,930 35,890

Dental laboratory technicians

19.39 21.00 40,340 43,690

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

28.65 30.45 59,580 63,340

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

19.12 20.05 39,770 41,710

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

29.27 33.55 60,880 69,780

Team assemblers

15.37 16.31 31,960 33,930

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in miscellaneous manufacturing. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

8 10 7 5

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2018

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.6

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction. The import price index reflects the percentage change in prices paid to foreign producers for their goods and services within the U.S., while the export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Producer price index

(p)128.5 (p)128.6 (p)128.8 (p)128.9

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.1% (p)0.1% (p)0.2% (p)0.1%

Import index

117.3 117.6 118.3 119.4

Percent change from previous month

  0.0% 0.3% 0.6% 0.9%

Export index

117.9 117.7 117.7 118.1

Percent change from previous month

  -0.3% -0.2% 0.0% 0.3%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in miscellaneous manufacturing. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

33,112 33,267 33,373 (p)33,416

Local government

       

State government

       

Federal government

8 8 8 (p)8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Labor productivity index, output per hour

94.491 91.182 95.125 94.669

Percent change from previous year

-1.4 -3.5 4.3 -0.5

Labor index, total labor hours

96.570 95.034 95.008 95.935

Percent change from previous year

1.6 -1.6 0.0 1.0

Output index

91.250 86.654 90.376 90.820

Percent change from previous year

0.2 -5.0 4.3 0.5

Unit labor costs index

108.148 114.489 114.136 118.504

Percent change from previous year

2.4 5.9 -0.3 3.8

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: September 18, 2020