After several years of losses, industrial employment in Wisconsin grew by 0.5  percent in the last year and now provides 573,782 jobs by 11,453 manufacturers, according to the 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News Inc.

This amounts to an increase of 3,896 industrial jobs between July 2011 and July 2012.

"Wisconsin continues to see its manufacturing sector improve," says Tom Dubin, president of MNI. "The state's solid infrastructure, educated work force and friendly business environment has been a draw for a variety of enterprises."

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