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NAICS Primer

by Chloe Campbell
May 2017

23: Construction

The defining NAICS for this sector is 23. The Construction sector is made up of establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems) as well as establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments primarily engaged in subdividing land for sale as building sites. Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these establishments generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites. In 2015 Minnesota had 15,549 establishments in this sector employing 121,703 people. Employment was highest in the Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction subsector. The subsector with the largest number of establishments was Residential Remodelers (see Table 1).

Table 1. Construction Employment and Wages - 2015

Subsector

Establishments

Employment

Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (237310)

488

14,346

Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (236220)

831

12,043

Nonresidential Electrical Contractors (238212)

554

10,077

Nonresidential Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (238222)

418

9,416

New Single-Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders) (236115)

1,583

5,152

Residential Remodelers (236118)

1,589

4,900

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31-33: Manufacturing

The two digit NAICS for this sector is a range from 31 to 33. The Manufacturing sector is composed of establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. In 2015 there were 7,795 establishments in this sector employing 317,210 people. Employment was highest in the Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books) subsector. The subsector with the greatest number of establishments was the Machine Shops subsector (see Table 2).

Table 2. Manufacturing Employment and Wages - 2015

Subsector

Establishments

Employment

Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books) (323111)

510

18,195

Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing (334510)

76

13,445

Machine Shops (332710)

617

11,801

Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing (339112)

118

10,168

All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing (326199)

221

9,693

Poultry Processing (311615)

21

6,209

All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (339999)

338

2,831

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More detailed information on NAICS sectors can be found at https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/qcew/ResultsDisp.aspx

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