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September 1990, Vol. 113, No. 9

The 1980's: a decade of job growth and industry shifts

Lois M. Plunkert
Chief, Branch of National Estimates, Division of Monthly Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Although employment grew by nearly 19 million jobs during the 1980's, its strength was uneven.  Three-fourths of the increase was in services and retail trade, while manufacturing and mining lost workers.  This article examines employment growth by industry in the 1980's.

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