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Industrial Market Getting Some Traction But Five States Enjoying Much of the Boost

Industrial employment hasn’t fully recovered from its decline since the 2008-2009 recession, but EM’s Electrical Sales Potential (ESP) data shows that regional pockets of industrial strength do exist.

U.S. manufacturing employment through June 2017 stands at 12.5 million, up about 2% year-to-date, but down -9.9% from 2007 and off a staggering -27.6% since 2000. For the purposes of estimating electrical sales potential, each one of those employees represents some serious bu

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