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Manufacturing wage growth fuels many middle class families

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on April 17, 2015

Today we learned that California gained 4,300 manufacturing jobs in March. We all understand that this sector's growth means more opportunities for our working middle class, the retention of critical technology and innovation, and tremendoous ripple effects in our economy. 

California must keep up the fight to retain and attract manufacturing.

This week we looked at sector wage growth adjusted for inflation since 1990. California manufacturing wages have not only kept up with the average increase with 39 percent growth but it is the second highest among California's five largest sectors.




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Michigan and Indiana top industrial growth

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 28, 2014

Last week we looked at some of California's top sectors and their growth versus the country.  This week we're looking to see how California's manufacturing job growth compares to the top ten industrial states. Since the end of the recession in 2010 we were seventh among ten with 0.6 percent growth.  New York, Pennsylvania and California were at the unfortuante end of the growth chart.  On the flip side, Michigan and Indiana are doing something right, growing their manufactuirng bases by 23 and 16 percent in the same time period.  We also found that California has attracted only 1.1 percent of the country's entire manufacturing expansion and re-shoring renaissance since 2010.  Every Californian, along with CMTA and Governor Brown and his GoBiz economic development team, must Champion the cause of attracting new manufacturing investment to our state. 

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Industrial States MFG job growth chart

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A look at growth in manufacturing and other sectors vs. the U.S.

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 22, 2014

In light of 4,600 new California manufacturing jobs reported in July, we thought we'd take a look at how some of the largest job sectors were doing against the rest of the country since we began to come out of the recession in 2010.  The CMTA chart below shows each sector's growth and average salary in both California and the U.S. It also shows the percentage of the private sector job base that each of these sectors account for in California.  In total it shows our state needs to find ways to attract more manufacturing.  Upticks like we saw in July are promising but California must keep it up.

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