Almost all of the net new jobs created in
the United States since World War II have
been in the service-producing industries.
Growth of service sector jobs has been particularly
important in Seventh District states.
With increases in productivity, the number of
manufacturing jobs has grown very little since
World War II. Since 1979, as industries in our
northern states have restructured, the number
of manufacturing jobs in each of the Seventh
Federal Reserve District states—Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin—has