Michigan leading national manufacturing job growth
Michigan is leading the way in a resurgent American manufacturing sector, according to a report from CNBC.
Robert Chase | Ann Arbor News
Michigan was hit with a 46.7 percent manufacturing job loss rate between 2000 and 2010, the highest in the country. But CNBC reported the state has since lead the way in American manufacturing job creation, followed by Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The United States has added 520,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2010.
According to the Washtenaw County economic forecast prepared by University of Michigan economists Donald Grimes and George Fulton, the county is expected to add approximately 712 manufacturing jobs through 2015. Most of those jobs are expected to come outside the motor vehicle manufacturing sector.
Many of manufacturing jobs are being created in the U.S. or coming back to America as a result of increasing labor, production and energy costs oversees, CNBC reported.
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