What is the significance of aerospace product and parts manufacturing?
The aerospace product and parts manufacturing sector represents one of the fastest growing industries in the manufacturing production system between the NAFTA partners. The U.S.-Mexico Border States in particular make efforts to take advantage of production sharing capacities in Mexico and build trans-border industry clusters. Dynamics of Arizona’s employment in this industry sector provide a measure of Arizona capacity to build and sustain an emerging trans-border industry cluster. In combination with the dynamics of Sonora’s IMMEX employment, the indicator provides insight into the capacity of Arizona and Sonora to compete in the NAFTA area and globally as an integrated bi-national region with respect to aerospace product and parts manufacturing.
What is measured?
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing includes employment identified as Industry Group 3364 in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This includes activities such as aircraft products and parts manufacturing, aircraft engine and engine parts manufacturing, other auxiliary equipment, and guided missile and space vehicle as related manufacturing.
How competitive is Arizona?
To gauge Arizona’s relative competitiveness in the entire U.S. - Mexico region, the aerospace product and parts manufacturing employment dynamics is compared with other U.S. Border States in terms of relative measures such as percentage shares. Data are provided on monthly and annual bases with indices of percentage change between observed periods.
The tables on this page summarize Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing employment in southern Border States on a monthly basis. Data are updated following release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click on any title to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.
The tables on this page summarize Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing employment in southern Border States on an annual basis. Data are updated following release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click on any title to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data presented are the average number of Aerospace Products & Parts manufacturing employees in thousands employed in each state (not seasonally adjusted). Data are collected as part of the BLS Current Employment Statistics Survey (CES).
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