EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manufacturers’ News, Inc.--For a fourth straight year, industrial employment in Nebraska posted a gain, reports the 2015 Nebraska Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Nebraska manufacturers added 787 jobs, or about a half percent, from July 2013 to July 2014, slightly less than the 1.1% national average gain as reported by the Labor Department for the same time period.
Manufacturers’ News reports Nebraska is now home to 2,765 manufacturers employing 123,700 workers.
“Manufacturers in Nebraska are making gains across a variety of sectors,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “The state’s friendly business environment and flourishing agricultural sector continue to draw investment and support industrial growth.”
According to the database of Nebraska manufacturers, gains were led by the food products industry, which posted a 1% employment increase. The food products industry accounts for nearly a third of manufacturing jobs in Nebraska, employing 39,069.
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The industrial machinery sector accounts for the second-most jobs in the state, employing 12,786, up 3.3% over the year.
Other manufacturing sectors adding jobs in Nebraska include rubber/plastics, up 7.6%; transportation equipment, up 4.5%; and lumber/wood, up 3.7%. Losses were reported in textiles/apparel, down 6.4%; furniture/fixtures, down 4.5%; and printing/publishing, down 3.8%.
Manufacturing companies in Omaha employ 32,645 workers, according to MNI, down 2.4% over last year. Jobs were up 5.2% in Lincoln, and 10.3% in Dakota City.
Detailed profiles of all Nebraska manufacturers can be found in the 2014 Nebraska Manufacturers Register® available in print or online. Established in 1912, Manufacturers’ News, Inc. is the nation’s oldest and largest publisher of industrial information. MNI offers a variety of tailored solutions to help customers connect with 430,000 manufacturers and suppliers, from print directories to online subscriptions. MNI’s industrial database subscription service EZ Select allows users to tap into a live interactive database of manufacturers, while its industrial search engine IndustryNet connects buyers and suppliers and allows users to view profiles and obtain competitive quotes. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc. 847-864-7000. http://www.manufacturersnews.com