Aug
10

Is Manufacturing the Key to Oconee’s Future?

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– UpstateToday.com

More jobs have disappeared from the manufacturing sector than any other job-producing category in Oconee County over the past decade, a review of state employment data in the county from 1999-2008 shows.

In 1999, manufacturing employed a monthly average of 9,958 workers in Oconee. Subsequently, the decline of manufacturing jobs went into free-fall until hitting bottom in 2007 when the average monthly employment number leveled off at 5,283. In 2008, the monthly average improved slightly to 5,356 workers employed in manufacturing.

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