Delaware Manufacturing Employment Continues to Decline
EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manufacturers’ News, Inc.-- Manufacturing employment in Delaware declined in the past year, reports the 2015 Delaware Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Delaware lost 307 manufacturing jobs, or nearly 1%, from July 2013 to July 2014, in contrast to the 1.4% national average gain reported by the Labor Department for the same time period.
“However, its educated workforce and stronghold in chemical manufacturing continue to be a draw for new businesses.”
Manufacturers’ News reports Delaware is now home to 686 manufacturers employing 37,708 workers.
“High business costs and global competition have made it difficult for Delaware 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, its educated workforce and stronghold in chemical manufacturing continue to be a draw for new businesses.”
MNI reports Delaware industrial employment has fallen 13% since June 2009, while government statistics reveal manufacturing employment in the U.S. climbed 3.4% during the same time period.
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According to the database of Delaware manufacturers, the chemicals industry accounts for 30% of the state’s manufacturing employment, or 11,165 jobs, with employment steady over the year, while job losses were found in paper products, furniture, fabricated metals, and industrial machinery.
Manufacturing companies in Wilmington employ 11,168 workers, with jobs down 1.3% over the survey period, though employment remained unchanged overall in New Castle County. Kent County accounted for the majority of losses, with industrial employment down 8.6%.
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