Manufacturing jobs back to pre-recession levels in Nebraska

Monday, December 17, 2018

October is Manufacturing Month in Nebraska, but the state actually hit a major industry milestone a couple of months earlier.

The state Labor Department reported last month that Nebraska had 102,932 manufacturing jobs in August, a 4.7 percent increase over the past 12 months.

The more significant statistic, however, is that that's the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the state in more than 10 years.

It actually matches the amount of manufacturing jobs reported in March 2008, which was when the Nebraska manufacturing industry started to lose jobs due to the national recession. By March 2009, the state had shed 7,300 manufacturing jobs.

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