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Despite consumers' rising interest in locally-made clothing, and a spate of trend stories about the renaissance of stateside manufacturing, employment in the American garment industry continues to decline, reports Businessweek.
According to the above chart compiled by the Bureau of Labor statistics, employment in the garment industry is on a major downslide. New York State isn't an exception to the trend: per Businessweek writer Peter Coy, "New York's apparel-making employment in March was 2 percent lower than a year ago." This is all to say that Made in USA still remains a cottage industry with "positive glimmers" outnumbered by "less-visible, more-familiar downticks."
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