Manufacturing exports make up $1.45 trillion or 7.8% of US GDP. Today more than 20% of all US manufacturing jobs depend on exports. The United States is currently renegotiating trade agreements with a number of its trading partners, potentially threatening billions of dollars of US exports and millions of jobs across the country. The top 10 states with the most jobs are California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, and North Carolina. Protecting US exports protects US manufacturing jobs.