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Survey: W.Va. manufacturing job losses slowing, coal mining still top industrial sector
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, September 30, 2013 11:57 AM EDT
A new survey indicates that West Virginia's loss of manufacturing jobs is slowing.
Coal mining employment fell 5 percent. But the industry remains West Virginia's top industrial sector.
Chemical manufacturing employment declined 3.3 percent. There also were job losses in furniture and fixtures; stone, clay and glass; and fabricated metials.
Employment increased in the electronics, petroleum products, food products, rubber and plastic, and transportation equipment manufacturing.
Overall, the state lost 830 jobs.