Manufacturing is staging a big comeback in the United States, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, but a new state employment report indicates that manufacturing is continuing its years-long slide in California.
The federal report says that between the start of 2010 and the end of 2012, manufacturing accounted for 500,000 new jobs. But a state-by-state survey indicates that the effects are being felt mostly in the Upper Midwest and the South.
In Indiana, for example, manufacturing accounts for 13.1 percent of jobs and 22.3 percent of earnings, making it the No. 1 state in terms of economic impact. All other states with high-impact manufacturing sectors, except for New Hampshire, are in the two regions.
Meanwhile, a monthly report on employment in California, also released Friday, shows that government and manufacturing are among the categories to show declines over the past year.
Manufacturing, once a major component of the California economy, now accounts for less than 9 percent of the state's non-agricultural payrolls. It shed 11,400 jobs between December 2011 and last month.
The federal report's manufacturing employment map indicates that only in a handful of San Francisco Bay Area counties do manufacturers account for more than 10 percent of employment.