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New York a leading state for loss of manufacturing jobs

New York and its neighbors were among the twenty-eight U.S. states whose nonfarm payroll employment, seasonally adjusted, increased between April 2016 and April 2017, according to data released May 19 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment in the remaining states—except for Alaska, which lost 2.1 percent of its nonfarm jobs—remained flat over the year. Construction led industry sectors with an average growth of 2.2 percent across all U.S. states; the manufacturing sector was the biggest loser nationwide, averaging a 0.45 percent decline by state. New York’s loss of 3.3 percent of its manufacturing jobs was among the nation’s largest, according to the BLS report.

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