Manufacturing Output and Firms
Total Manufacturing Output ($billions, 2021)
(Percent share of total gross state product)
Manufacturing Firms in Kentucky (2019)
Manufacturers in Kentucky account for 17.39% of the total output in the state, employing 13.16% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $41.19 billion in 2021. In addition, there were an average of 250,000 manufacturing employees in Kentucky in December 2021, with an average annual compensation of $79,037.14 in 2021.
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau
Manufacturers help to drive the Kentucky economy, with $29.05 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2021.
Sources: International Trade Administration, U.S. Census Bureau