Michigan one of five states that accounted for 50 percent increase in export-related jobs since 2009

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December 15, 2015

In 2014, exports of goods and services directly and indirectly supported an estimated 11.7 million U.S. jobs. Nationally, goods exports consisting of manufactured products, agricultural products, natural resources and used/second-hand products supported 7.1 million jobs, of which 6.2 million jobs were supported by exports of manufactured products. The export of services accounted for the remaining 4.6 million jobs supported.

In this report by the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, you will find estimates of jobs supported by exports of goods at the state level. Goods exports from the states of Texas, California, Washington, New York and Illinois supported an estimated 3.0 million jobs in 2014.  This figure represents 42 percent of all U.S. jobs supported by goods exports in 2014. The same five states also accounted for 43 percent of all U.S. jobs supported by manufactured exports.

Since 2009, the ITA estimates that the number of jobs supported by the export of goods nationally has grown by 1.0 million. Goods exports from the states of Texas, Washington, California, Louisiana and Michigan supported over 50 percent of the total change in jobs supported over this time period.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports exporting through the CertifyMichiganTM program, which provides Certificate of Origin services through an online portal that is secure, simple and fast. You can trust the Michigan Chamber to serve your export documentation needs.