27 Jul 2016 Counties with Best and Worst Food Manufacturing Economies of 2015: Fresno County (Fresno, CA) Creates Most Food Manufacturing Jobs; Norfolk County (Boston, MA) Loses Most
Recently released data show that food manufacturing job creation in 2015 across counties in the US varied from a high of 1,500 in Fresno County (Fresno, CA) to a loss of 800 jobs in Norfolk County (Boston, MA).
Out of more than 1,200 counties with food manufacturing economies, the Top 5 job creators included Fresno County (Fresno, CA), McLennan County (Waco, TX), Marshall County (Albertville, AL), New York County (New York, NY), and Riverside County (Riverside, CA).
Food manufacturing job losses were highest in Norfolk County (Boston, MA), Madera County (Madera, CA) and San Benito County (San Jose, CA).
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Job creation in the Food Manufacturing sector in the US has rebounded since the recession after a long-term decline. In the last 5 years, the sector grew 5% and created 67,000 new jobs. The sector currently employs 1.5 million people in the US.
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