After multiple years of losses, industrial employment in Pennsylvania increased 0.5 with 3,776 more industrial jobs between June 2011 and June 2012, according to the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News Inc. in Evanston, Ill. 

This now means Pennsylvania employs 807,726 workers who belong to 17,363 manufacturers.

"Pennsylvania continues to see its manufacturing sector improve," says Tom Dubin, president of MNI. "The state's educated work force, access to capital and investments in innovative technologies have been a draw for a variety of enterprises."

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