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Iowa industrial jobs take a hit in 2009

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IOWA (KWWL)--Industrial jobs in our state took a big hit in 2009.

A report by Manufacturers' News found employment fell by 4.1 percent in 2009.

Iowa lost 222 plants between January of 2009 and January 2010, including more than 11,000 factory jobs.

Its' the sharpest decline in 27 years since the company has been tracking Iowa's industry.

Iowa's lumber and wood sector seeing the worst decline in employment, down more than 13 percent.

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