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Unformatted text preview: me increases spending on electronic equipment repairs. An 8.5% gain
in national 2011 second quarter corporate profits
indicated optimistic growth for the subsector,
while retail sales of consumer electronic products
remained stagnant. In addition, household goods,
also a small portion of the total sector’s employment, is expected to experience more robust
growth as consumer confidence increases.
Commercial machinery includes agricultural and
other heavy industrial machinery and equipment
(e.g., forklifts, machine tools, construction equipment, and mining machinery). The weak construction industries has slowed growth in the sector
as less equipment use yields lower demand for
Sector employment is expected to increase through
2012 as consumers’ disposable income increases,
and many individuals and firms opt to repair their
equipment and machinery. Personal and Laundry Services
Four types of services form the core of the Personal and Laundry Services industry: death care
services, dry cleaning and la...
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