The business of chemistry supports families and communities across America, and powers the economic growth that keeps our country competitive.

Developing and producing the products of chemistry creates a ripple effect, responsible for over six million American jobs and more than 25 percent of America’s GDP. Take a look at our Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading macroeconomic indicator that not only helps anticipate trends in the overall economy, but also identifies trends in other industries.

Chemical Activity Barometer

The CAB is a first-of-its-kind, leading economic indicator that helps anticipate peaks and troughs in the overall U.S. economy and highlights potential trends in other industries in the United States.


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Jobs and Economic Impact

The business of chemistry provides 811,000 skilled, good-paying American jobs—earning 44 percent more than the average manufacturing pay.