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U.S. Chemical Employment Higher in March

11:06 AM MDT | April 9, 2012 | Robert Westervelt

U.S. chemical employment was up year-over-year in 2011 for the first time since 1997. U.S. chemical makers added 3,000 jobs in March, bringing overall industry employment to 799,300, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS; Washington). Overall industry employment is up 1.9% from March 2011. U.S. chemical makers have added jobs in 10 of the past 12 months. U.S. chemical industry employment rose year  over year in 2011 for the first time since 1997, according to BLS data. U.S. chemical capital spending continues to rebound after sharp drops in...

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