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Manufacturing gap between US and California grows

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on March 20, 2013

We updated our manufacturing employment numbers, comparing us to the nation.

Since January 2010, the country has seen 4.5 percent growth with 517,000 new manufacturing jobs, while California has been stagnant with only a 0.45 percent gain in its manufacturing base.

That two-year trend seems to accelerate the gap that has been slowly growing over 12 years --  where California saw a 33 percent loss versus the nation's 30 percent decline.


Mnfg employment since 2010



Mnfg jobs decline since 2001


Industrial states growth


(CORRECTION to earlier post:  The LMID spreadsheet showed a number of 1,231,000 for December 2012.  The January number for their March release was actually 1,247,000.  It's corrected in the chart and text above.)

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