Sunday, June 19, 2011

NE Florida lost 5,300 manufacturing jobs in recession

The Jacksonville metro area lost 5,300 manufacturing jobs during the recession, according to a study of U.S. labor statistics by American City Business Journals.

The statistics, which cover from April 2008 through April 2011, show that 99 of the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. lost manufacturing jobs, with only Modesto, Calif. adding manufacturing jobs in that period.

The number of manufacturing jobs in and around Jacksonville declined from 32,200 to 26,900.

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