Employment in metals mixed in April

May 08, 2013 | 10:31 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  employment statistics, metals producers, metals fabricators, manufacturing, Alan Tonelson, U.S. Business and Industry Council, Nariman Behravesh, IHS Global Insight Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Employment in primary metals and the fabricated metals sector took different paths in April, with producers logging a dip while fabricators registered a gain.

Metals producers’ employment in April totaled 397,000, not seasonally adjusted, a drop of 400 jobs from the previous month and down 4,600 jobs year on year. Meanwhile, employment at fabricated metals product companies was just shy of 1.43 million in April, up 4,100 jobs vs. March and 29,500 jobs higher than in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the....

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