Beer employs 66,990 people in The Mitten, with 1,924 working in brewing, 4,866 working in distributing, 1,223 in agriculture, 2,789 in manufacturing, and 26,256 in retail.
The beer industry paid $1.5 billion in taxes to the state, the report found. According to the report, about 40% of the price of beer sold in the United States goes to taxes.
Overall, the beer industry employed 2 million people across the country and had an economic output of $331.8 billion in 2020.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to struggles for the industry. Almost 150,800 beer jobs in the U.S. were lost due to pandemic restrictions and 600 small breweries shut their doors for good.
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