Employment in durable goods manufacturing grew 26 in

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Unformatted text preview: cline in 2012, with employment dropping to 81,700. 36 The nonmetallic minerals subsector is a diverse group that includes pottery, plumbing fixtures, glass products, brick, tile, concrete and stone products, and high-tech porcelain electrical products. This subsector has been strained by subdued construction activity. Both building and nonbuilding construction industry projections, though positive, are expected to remain weak in 2012. New products within this subsector, such as the emergence of energy-efficient building materials, may buoy it to some degree, but not enough to support employment gains. Nonmetallic minerals manufacturing should maintain its employment base in 2012, averaging 6,800 jobs for the year. The fabricated metals subsector provides products and materials for many other industries, everything from steel beams for construction to component parts for a myriad of other products, virtually anything with metal content. Employment in this subsector fluctuates with demand from other industries. Companies range from small suppliers to producers of industrial machinery. The continued buil...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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