Face the Facts USA: Factories bounce back, hiring hangs back

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Fact #19: Factories bounce back, hiring hangs back

US manufacturing output has risen significantly since it hit rock bottom in 2009, with a 20 percent growth over the past three years.

But manufacturing jobs have not kept pace – only 4 percent more jobs were added over the same time period.

Although production is up, just 11.8 million people were employed in manufacturing in 2011 – down from 15.6 million a decade earlier.

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