IHS Chemical Week

People & Business :: Talent Management

Update: U.S. Industry’s Unemployment Rate Rises, But Remains Below Manufacturing Sector Trend

12:27 AM MDT | April 15, 2009 | Esther D'Amico

The chemical industry has lost 32,700 jobs, or about 3.8% of its workforce, since the start of the recession in December 2007, says Kevin Swift, senior economist at ACC. However, the industry’s jobless rate is not as steep as that of the overall manufacturing sector, which dropped 10.6% during that time, says Swift, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington) data. Most firms cut jobs through massive layoffs, though reported statistics include any type of payroll cut, including retirements. Chemical companies cut their payrolls by 11,300 jobs in...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers




contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa