Metals industry employment flat in Oct.

Nov 05, 2012 | 12:56 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Employment, metal fabrication, work hours, Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Employment at U.S. metal producers held steady in October, with 406,400 people working in the industry (not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The metal fabrication sector saw a loss of 1,500 jobs, down 0.1 percent from September, while the manufacturing sector as a whole saw a decline of 1,600 jobs, also down 0.1 percent. Manufacturing employment has shown little change since April.....

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