EVANSTON, IL--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - Manufacturing employment in Delaware inched up for the first time in three years, reports the 2017 Delaware Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to MNI's industrial database, manufacturers in Delaware added 303 new jobs between July 2015 and July 2016, amounting to a one percent gain.
Delaware's 686 manufacturing companies employ 34,829 in the state, reports MNI.
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"With its business-friendly environment combined with a skilled workforce, Delaware has a distinct advantage over other states in the Mid-Atlantic region," says Tom Dubin, President of the Evanston, IL-based publishing company, which has been surveying industry since 1912. "However, aging infrastructure and global competition continues to challenge the state's manufacturing sector."
According to MNI, the top industries in Delaware saw little to no change in employment over the year. Food processing ranks first in the state, accounting for 8,978 jobs, virtually unchanged over the year. The state's second-ranked chemical processing sector also held steady, currently accounting for 8,572 jobs.
Jobs in Delaware's medical instruments/measuring devices sector increased over the year, reports MNI, up 4.6% to 2,861.
Other Delaware industries gaining jobs included rubber/plastics, up 9.1%; lumber/wood, up 4.7%; textiles/apparel, up 4.1%; and electronics, up 3.5%.
MNI's regional analysis shows gains were spread out across all three Delaware counties, with Kent County up 2% to 2,896 jobs, and New Castle and Sussex Counties each up one percent to 19,762 and 12,171 jobs, respectively.
City data collected by MNI shows Wilmington ranks first in the state for number of manufacturing jobs, with 7,870 workers, down 5.7% over the past year. Second-ranked Newark accounts for 5,849 jobs, up 8.8%.
Established in 1912, MNI is the nation's oldest and largest compiler of industrial information, offering tailored solutions to help customers connect with 430,000 manufacturers and suppliers. MNI's industrial marketplace IndustryNet: http://www.industrynet.com is a one-stop resource that connects buyers with suppliers of 10,000 + products and services, and allows users to obtain competitive quotes, create and view company profiles, post company news releases, photos, videos, job openings, and more. MNI's subscription service EZ Select: http://www.ezselect.com provides access to MNI's live interactive database of manufacturers. For more information, contact MNI at 847-864-7000 or visit http://www.mni.net
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