EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manufacturers’ News, Inc.-- Manufacturing employment in Connecticut declined in the past year, reports the 2015 Connecticut Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Connecticut lost 1,894 manufacturing jobs, or 1%, from June 2013 to June 2014, and is one of the few states for which the industrial publisher has reported a loss in the past year.
Manufacturers’ News reports Connecticut is now home to 5,242 manufacturers employing 208,208 workers.
“High business costs and global competition have made it difficult for Connecticut 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 investment in worker training programs continue to be a draw for new businesses, particularly those focused on technology and innovation.”
A five-year analysis of MNI data shows industrial jobs in Connecticut have fallen 6.2% since June 2009, while government statistics reveal manufacturing employment in the U.S. overall climbed 3.4% during the same time period.
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According to the database of Connecticut manufacturers, sectors cutting jobs included instruments/related products, down 5.3%; stone/clay/glass, down 3.3%; lumber/wood, down 2.8%; printing/publishing, also down 2.8% and industrial machinery, down 1.4%.
Manufacturing companies in Stratford employ 9,346 workers, with no significant change reported over the survey period. Industrial jobs climbed 1% in Bristol, declined 4.5% in Norwalk; and fell 1.2% in Danbury.
Detailed profiles of all Connecticut manufacturers can be found in the 2015 Connecticut 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. MNI’s traditional print directories are published for each state and include in-depth profiles of every manufacturer in the U.S. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc. 847-864-7000. http://www.manufacturersnews.com