El Centro, California, has highest percentage decrease in manufacturing employment since 2006
March 24, 2016
From January 2006 to January 2016, employment in manufacturing decreased for most metropolitan areas. Over that period, El Centro, California, had the largest percentage decrease in manufacturing employment among areas (−60.0 percent). Lewiston, Idaho, had the largest percentage increase (41.9 percent).
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Other areas with decreases in manufacturing employment larger than 40 percent from January 2006 to January 2016 were Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (−52.4 percent); Dothan, Alabama (−47.6 percent); Laredo, Texas (−46.2 percent); Flint, Michigan (−43.1 percent); Corvallis, Oregon (−40.8 percent); and Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia-Ohio (−40.7 percent).
From January 2006 to January 2016, other areas with an increase in manufacturing employment of more than 30 percent were Mobile, Alabama (37.2 percent); Kennewick-Richland, Washington (37.0 percent); Florence-Muscle-Shoals, Alabama (33.3 percent); and Midland, Texas (33.3 percent).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — January 2016" (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, El Centro, California, has highest percentage decrease in manufacturing employment since 2006 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/el-centro-california-has-highest-percentage-decrease-in-manufacturing-employment-since-2006.htm (visited November 23, 2020).
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