February 12, 2012
From airplane parts to medical devices, cookware, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment, factories across the region are collecting contracts that square with the national trend of burgeoning productivity.
Even though manufacturers rely more and more upon automation and greater productivity from every worker, hiring is on the rise. In Spokane, for example, there were 15,325 people employed by manufacturing firms in December, the most since late 2009.
It’s a rainy morning and unfortunately I have not yet forgotten how to make a chart. So let’s chart some actual data!
Historical Manufacturing Employment in Spokane County