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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New York Jobs in Manufacturing Down Again

Issues with the economy have caused the number of New York jobs in manufacturing to decrease by 1.8 percent during the last year, according to the 2009 New York Manufacturers Register. This publication is put out by the Manufacturer’s News, Inc. (MNI) and showed that the state lost 14,976 industrial jobs between July 2007 and July 2008.

This decline follows the pattern that has been occurring in the state for the last few years. MNI reports show that the number of jobs in this industry fell by 2.5 percent between July 2005 and July 2006 and another 3 percent from July 2006 to July 2007.

“As with the entire nation, New York’s industrial employment is suffering due to automation, mergers and outsourcing,” says MNI’s president Tom Dubin.

The report showed that New York is home to 18,424 different industrial employers which have a total of 813,052 workers. This makes the state 2nd in the nation for this type of work.

The losses experienced in the manufacturing industry in New York are in line with the trend going on throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. New Jersey industrial jobs fell by 2 percent. Connecticut employment in this industry fell by 1.3 percent, while Pennsylvania’s dropped by 1.2 percent.

According to report, printing and publishing accounted for the most industrial style jobs in the industry. Altogether this area of employment had 138,012 workers and showed no significant change over the year.

The Industrial machinery and equipment sector employed 89,822 individuals in New York. Over the last 12 months this area dropped by 1.4 percent. Electronic manufacturing employed 78,391 workers, showing a 5.1 percent decrease. The later was blamed on layoffs such as those that occurred at Continental AG’s Elma plant and the closure of Ramp Industries of Binghamton.

The New York Metro Area was found to be the home to 53 percent of industrial jobs in the state with 429,999 individuals working in this area. This part of the state saw a decrease in employment of 1.6 percent in the last 12 months. Between July 2007 and July of this year, employers did away with 6,943 jobs.

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