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EVANSTON, Ill, February 8th, 2010 /Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
/-- Industrial employment in New Jersey
has fallen 6.4% since the beginning of the recession according to the 2010 New Jersey
Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
) Evanston, IL. MNI
reports New Jersey
lost 29,568 manufacturing jobs since December 2007, with 11,724 jobs lost between December 2007 and December 2008 and 17,844 industrial jobs from 2008 to December of 2009. Over the same period of time, New Jersey
lost 548 manufacturers.
Manufacturers’ News reports New Jersey
is now home to 10,003 manufacturers employing 433,545 workers.
“As with the entire nation, the recession continues to hit New Jersey
’s core sectors, while the faltering housing market has affected industries such as wood products and building products,” says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912.
The transportation equipment sector experienced the sharpest decline, losing nearly a third of its jobs over the past twenty-four months, or 32.8%, due partially to layoffs at luxury boat makers Viking Yacht, Ocean Yachts and Egg Harbor Yachts. MNI
reports chemicals manufacturing remains New Jersey
’s largest industrial sector by employment with 76,554 jobs, down 6.4% over two years. Second-ranked printing/publishing accounts for 51,162 jobs, down 7.9% over the survey period. Third-ranked electronics represents 40,990 industrial jobs, down 1.7% over two years.
Most other sectors in New Jersey
lost jobs within the past twenty-four months and included paper products down 16%; primary metals down 15%; lumber/wood products down 14.3%; stone/clay/glass down 14%; rubber/miscellaneous plastics down 13.1%; textiles/apparel down 11.3%; industrial machinery and equipment down 7.4%; furniture/fixtures down 4.2% and fabricated metals down 3.2%. Employment gains were seen in food products manufacturing and instruments/related products, each up 1.9%.
Despite the losses, some bright spots have emerged in the past twenty-four months including the opening of DCI Signs & Awnings in Newark and the expansion of Newark-based Paramount Bakery.
According to the industrial directory, Northeast New Jersey
accounts for the largest share of New Jersey
’s industrial employment with 294,682 manufacturing jobs, or 68% of the state, down 5.3% over the past twenty-four months. The Northwest region ranks second at 55,195 manufacturing jobs, down 8.7% over two years. Southwest New Jersey
is home to 47,433 industrial jobs, down 7.8%, while the Southeast is home to 36,235 jobs, down 5.9%.MNI
’s city data shows Newark remains New Jersey
’s top city for manufacturing employment, with 12,428 jobs, down 10.5% over the past twenty-four months. Second-ranked Moorestown accounts for 7,717 industrial jobs, down 5% over the past two years. Industrial jobs in Clifton declined 2.9%, with the city home to 7,117 jobs. Fairfield is home to 6,889 jobs, with no significant change reported over two years, while industrial employment declined 11.7% in Edison, with the fifth-ranked city home to 6,579 of New Jersey
’s industrial jobs.
Detailed profiles of New Jersey
’s 10,003 manufacturers and 1,683 industrial distributors can be found in the 2010 New Jersey
Manufacturers Register, available in print for $137 and on CD-ROM from $219. Each profile provides up to 30 facts, including vital contact information (phone, web, e-mail), 31,485 executives by name and title, product(s) manufactured, annual sales, number of employees, and more. Visitors to mnileads.com may generate custom profiles of manufacturers using thirteen different criteria, including area or zip code, county, SIC, sales volume, number of employees, and more. Information also available on facebook and twitter.Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
, publisher of manufacturers’ directories since 1912, compiles and produces manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states. MNI
also maintains IndustryNet.com
, an industrial search engine designed specifically for locating manufacturers and suppliers nationwide. For more information, contact Manufacturers’ News, Inc.
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