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Texas lost 26,800 manufacturing jobs over the year ended September 2016 

October 25, 2016
Manufacturing employment decreased by 26,800 in Texas over the year ended September 2016. Following Texas, California (–18,000), Illinois (–11,500), and Oklahoma (–9,300) had the largest declines in employment in the industry. In contrast, Florida (+11,800), Michigan (+8,100), and Tennessee (+7,500) added the most manufacturing jobs over the year. Full Text »
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