Atlanta Down 69K Manufacturing Jobs
(Atlanta Business Chronicle) — Metro Atlanta lost 68,700 manufacturing jobs this decade, the ninth most of the 100 largest metro areas in the nation.
An analysis of federal data shows nearly 69,000 local manufacturing jobs were lost from May 2000 to May 2010. That equates to metro Atlanta losing 33.2 percent of its manufacturing jobs in a decade.
Buffalo Business First, a sister publication, analyzed employment by the manufacturing sectors in the nation’s 100 biggest markets. Click here for breakdowns for all of those metro areas.