Textiles jobs drop again in March
April 1, 2005,
WASHINGTON , D.C. — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that, after seasonal adjustments, 7,600 textiles and apparel jobs were lost in March.
Since January 2001, U.S. textiles and apparel employment has fallen from 1.05 million to 665,900 as of March 2005, stated AMTAC. The loss of 381,300 jobs represents 36.4 percent of the January 2001 workforce.