In the last year, Wyoming has seen an increase in industrialemployment by 1.2 percent as the state now accounts for 1,200manufacturers and 33,463 workers, according to the 2013 WyomingManufacturers Directory, an industrialdirectory published annually by Manufacturers' News Inc.in Evanston, Ill.

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Based on this percentage, Wyoming added 640manufacturing jobs between October 2011 and October2012.

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"Wyoming has perhaps the nation's most favorable taxstructure for businesses and has enjoyed an energy boom in recentyears," says Tom Dubin, president of MNI. "The state'ssignificant oil, gas and coal extracting industries have led theway in the creation of new jobs."

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All of Wyoming’s largest industrial sectors by employmentexperienced employment gains from last year, MNI reports. In fact,oil and gas extraction, which has the most industrial employment,accounts for 10,219 jobs, an increase of 6.3 percent. Coal miningcomes in second second with 6,431 jobs, a gain of 0.5 percent.Meanwhile, industrial machinery and equipment, the third-rankedsector, has 3,707 jobs, up 4.2 percent.

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Of the remaining industrial sectors that added jobs are stone,clay and glass at 5.1 percent and electronics at 4 percent, MNIfinds. Industrial sectors that saw losses are rubber and plasticsat minus 18 percent, printing and publishing at minus 8 percent,fabricated metals at minus 7 percent, textiles and apparel at minus6.5 percent, and lumber and wood at minus 5.3 percent.

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Gillette continues to rank as the top Wyoming city formanufacturing employment with 6,058 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase,MNI finds. Second-ranked Casper is home to 4,276 jobs, marking adecrease of 0.5 percent, while Wright follows with 3,237jobs. Next is Rock Springs with 2,663 jobs for nosignificant change, and Green River accounts for 2,481 jobs, again of 1.4 percent.

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