New York Created the Most Manufacturing Jobs in August

By October 22, 2013Economy

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its regional and state employment numbers for August. The state with the most net new manufacturing jobs was New York, adding 5,000 workers in the month. New York also led all other states in month-over-month total non-farm employment increases as well.

Beyond New York, the other top five states with manufacturing employment gains in August were California (up 3,300), Michigan (up 3,200), Indiana (up 3,000), and Texas (up 2,600). Over the course of the past 12 months, states with the greatest increases in manufacturing jobs year-over-year included Michigan (up 17,900), Tennessee (up 5,200), Iowa and North Carolina (both up 4,400), and Oregon (up 4,100).

Nationally, Nevada continued to maintain the highest rate of unemployment at 9.5 percent, next was Illinois at 9.2 percent. North and South Dakota maintained the nation’s lowest unemployment rates at 3.0 percent and 3.8 percent respectively, well below the national average of 7.3 percent.

Chad Moutray

Chad Moutray

Chad Moutray is chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Director of the Center for Manufacturing Research for The Manufacturing Institute, where he serves as the NAM’s economic forecaster and spokesperson on economic issues. He frequently comments on current economic conditions for manufacturers through professional presentations and media interviews. He has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Business and Fox News, among other news outlets.
Chad Moutray

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