State manufacturing jobs suffer record decline-WEB ONLY

Manufacturing employment in Indiana has fallen 7.7 percent over the past year, according to the 2009 Indiana Manufacturers Directory, which is published annually by Manufacturers’ News Inc. of Evanston, Ill. MNI said Indiana lost 51,242 industrial jobs from March 2008 to March 2009 – the sharpest decline MNI ever has reported for the state. Indiana is home to 10,748 manufacturers employing 610,491 workers, the report said.

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