Volume 90 Issue 27 | pp. 54-55
Issue Date: July 2, 2012

Cover Stories: Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry

Consolidation Muddies Jobs Picture

Overall chemical employment grew slightly as acquisitions in the U.S. and Europe drove up company payrolls
Department: Business
Keywords: Facts & Figures, Employment

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Economists say employment is a trailing indicator of economic growth. The 2011 jobs figures in this year's Facts & Figures report come after two years of post-recession growth in chemical company profits. They show a few signs that firms have done some hiring, though the activity was barely enough to budge . . .

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