Areas tout their manufacturing outlook

The manufacturing sector has been somewhat inconsistent as of late, but analysts suggest that there is hope for those in the industry. There could be more manufacturing jobs popping up as a result of a facility’s performance, potentially bringing lots of workers back onto anti-fatigue mats as they work the facility. However, some areas are experiencing greater growth than others.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the country’s manufacturing sector has shown promise, with some economists hopeful for what that could mean for the overall economy.
“Clearly, manufacturing production growth significantly outpaced overall economic growth early this year and has recently been correcting to the relatively slow pace of growth in the overall economy,” Daniel J. Meckstroth, chief economist for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, told the news provider.
However, where one gets a job may depend on an area-specific job market. According to Triangle Business Journal, the country has added more than 520,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2010. Michigan ranked in first place for the best bet for getting a manufacturing career, followed by Texas, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. Michigan’s manufacturing economy created 88,100 jobs between December 2009 and March 2013, according to the news provider. Rounding out the list at number 20 was Kansas with 6,800 jobs created in that timeframe.
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