Manufacturing Adds 28,000 Jobs, Led by Non-Durable Goods

Mar 12, 2017

US manufacturing added 28,000 jobs in February, with non-durable goods leading the surge.

Durable goods boosted employment by 10,000, with non-durable goods accounting for the rest, according to a breakdown by industry issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The food manufacturing category reported the biggest gain, with 8800 new jobs. Among durable goods, machinery posted an increase of 6800 jobs, with non-metallic mineral products adding 2400 and miscellaneous manufacturing 1800.

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