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Computer and electronic product manufacturing jobs decline in Binghamton MSA

By Vance Marriner


The number of computer and electronic product manufacturing jobs in the Binghamton metropolitan statistical area (MSA) dropped by 200 positions, or 3.4 percent, in July 2019 from the year-ago period, according to statistics released by the New York State Department of Labor this month.

The figures showed a net loss of 100 jobs (-0.2 percent) in the subsector statewide.

The computer and electronic product manufacturing industry subsector includes “establishments that manufacture computers, computer peripherals, communications equipment, and similar electronic products, and establishments that manufacture components for such products,” according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

The Binghamton MSA is composed of Broome and Tioga counties. Data for the subsector is not available for the Elmira or Ithaca areas, the other MSAs in the Southern Tier region.

The Department of Labor indicated that the jobs data is not seasonally adjusted, noting, “non-seasonally adjusted data are valuable in year-to-year comparisons of the same month.”

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