EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York State posted another year of industrial job losses, reports the 2015 New York Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, New York lost 6,959 manufacturing jobs, or 1% from September 2013 to September 2014, in contrast to the 1.3% national average gain as reported by the Labor Department for the same time period.
Manufacturers’ News reports New York is now home to 16,395 manufacturers employing 717,018 workers.
“High business costs and global competition have made it difficult for New York manufacturers to climb back from the recession,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. “However, the state remains a major manufacturing hub, boasting an educated workforce, diverse economy and access to capital.”
A five-year analysis of MNI data shows industrial jobs in New York have fallen 11.8% since September 2009, while government statistics reveal manufacturing employment in the U.S. overall climbed 4.9% during the same time period.
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According to the database of New York manufacturers, losses were spread out across most sectors, including 3.4%; fabricated metals, down 2.9%; lumber/wood, down 2.7%; paper products, down 2.6%. Employment in printing/publishing, the state’s largest sector by employment, declined 2.6%.
Manufacturers’ News reports industrial employment remained steady in the New York Metro Area, and fell 2.4% in the state’s Western region. Employment fell 4.2% in Rochester and 1.2% in Buffalo, while jobs rose 1.9% in the Upstate/Adirondack region.
Detailed profiles of all New York manufacturers can be found in the 2015 New York Manufacturers Register® available in print or online. Established in 1912, Manufacturers’ News, Inc. is the nation’s oldest and largest publisher of industrial information and offers a variety of tailored solutions to help customers connect with 430,000 manufacturers and suppliers. 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, allowing users to view profiles and obtain competitive quotes. MNI’s traditional print directories are published for each state. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc. 847-864-7000. http://www.manufacturersnews.com