EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manufacturers’ News, Inc.-- Manufacturing employment in Mississippi increased one percent over the past year, reports the 2014 Mississippi Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Mississippi manufacturers added 1,875 jobs from March 2013 to March 2014.
Manufacturers’ News reports Mississippi is now home to 2,916 manufacturers employing 170,294 workers.
According to the database of Mississippi manufacturers, gains were led by transportation equipment, which increased by 3.3%. Transportation equipment ranks first in Mississippi for industrial employment with 25,158 jobs.
“Following several years of losses, manufacturers in Mississippi are beginning to climb back from the recession,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state has seen job growth as it continues to entice manufacturers with incentives such as the 2013 legislation exempting businesses from sales tax on energy used in manufacturing.”
Industrial sectors adding jobs in Mississippi included food products, up 2.7%; industrial machinery, up 2.5%; lumber/wood, up 2.4%; and fabricated metals, up 1%. Losses were reported in stone/clay/glass, down 5.4%; and rubber/plastics, down 3.4%.
Manufacturing companies in Pascagoula employ 14,548 workers, up 1.7% in the past year. Jobs in Laurel increased 7% and rose 2.3% in Tupelo. Industrial employment increased 1.6% in Northeast Mississippi, and rose 1.1% in both the Southwest and Southeast.
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