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Manufacturing Employment Index (MEI)

The Manufacturing Employment Index (MEI) is a statistical measure that tracks the level of employment in the manufacturing sector of an economy. It is used to provide insight into the health of the labor market and the overall state of the manufacturing industry.

The MEI is calculated by dividing the number of people employed in the manufacturing sector by the total number of people employed in the economy. The result is then multiplied by 100 to create an index that can be easily tracked over time.

The MEI can be used as a leading indicator of economic activity. When the index is high, it indicates that the manufacturing sector is adding jobs, which can be a sign of economic growth. Conversely, when the index is low, it suggests that the manufacturing sector is shedding jobs, which can be a sign of a slowing economy.

The MEI is used by policymakers, investors, and analysts to track the performance of the manufacturing sector and to make decisions about economic policy and investment. It is often considered to be one of the most important labor market indicators, as the manufacturing sector can have a significant impact on the overall health of the economy.

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