KENTUCKY LOSES 2.3% OF MANUFACTURING JOBS OVER YEAR
Manufacturers' News Inc. said the state, Kentucky, has lost 2.3 percent of
its manufacturing jobs, or almost 7,600, from September 2006 to September 2007.
Kentucky has been losing manufacturing jobs since 2001, the company said in a
Louisville is home to the most industrial jobs in Kentucky, accounting for
19 percent of the state's manufacturing employment, or 60,966 jobs. That figure
is down 4.9 percent, or 3,173 jobs, since September 2006.
GUIDE REPORTS KENTUCKY INDUSTRIAL JOBS DOWN 11,942.
lost 11,942 manufacturing jobs and 6 plants over the past 12 months according to
Kentucky Manufacturers Register, a manufacturers’ guide published annually
News, Inc., Evanston, IL.
The Blue Grass State is now home to 6,195 manufacturers employing 330,272
workers compared to the 6,201 plants and 342,214 workers reported a year
enjoyed a net gain of 273 plants over the past 5 years but in the same time
period lost 26,381 manufacturing jobs, according to Manufacturers’ News, which
has been conducting the yearly census since 1983.