Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

April 2011

Manufacturing employment hard hit during the 2007-09 recession

Megan M. Barker

During the 2007-09 recession, employment in manufacturing declined sharply. When combined with other manufacturing indicators, the job loss shows that manufacturing was particularly hard-hit during the downturn.

Download PDF »