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Creating a Sustainable Future: The Economy

8.2 million people make their living by manufacturing, marketing, or selling cosmetics and personal care products, or by providing beauty services in the U.S.  The beauty industry employs more women and minorities, many in managerial positions, than the national average, and women make up 66% of the industry compared to 48% of the nation’s overall workforce. Equally important is the industry’s belief that small business is the backbone of our nation’s economy. 92% of industry jobs are provided by small businesses with less than 50 employees.


The personal care industry gives an important boost to the US balance of trade.

The personal care industry create important small business jobs

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