According to the Department of Commerce, nearly 127,000 jobs were lost in U.S. sugar-using industries between 1997 and 2011, and sugar subsidies played a major part in these job losses. Communities from coast to coast rely on confectionery and other food and beverage manufacturing jobs to employ workers, pay taxes, and sustain local economics.
Click on the map below to learn about the number of sugar-using industry jobs in each state. Download a PDF of the map.
This section also includes a clearinghouse of resources on U.S. sugar policy, including: