Metals employment slips in January

Feb 04, 2013 | 09:17 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  U.S. employment data, metal producers, metal fabricators, Nigel Gault, IHS Global Insight, corinna petry

CHICAGO — Employment at primary metal producers dipped 0.5 percent in January, losing just 200 jobs from the previous month—a far cry from the 1,600 jobs that disappeared between November and December.

Metal fabrication shops reduced payrolls as well, cutting roughly 5,000 jobs (0.4 percent) last month compared with the loss of just 900 jobs in December, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data not seasonally adjusted.....

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