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The state of industry in the Southern Tier

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(WBNG) -- On Wednesday, the New York State Department of Labor released a report outlining the economic future of the Southern Tier.

Every year the department issues a report naming 12 significant industries in our area. In 2019, those industries were largely based in manufacturing, health care and education.

The report contained some good news, some bad, as the department predicted growth across the board in the future, but some significant industries are still on the decline.

"We're likely to still have some pains moving forward in industry categories that are cheaper done overseas or technology is taking over, some components of it," said Christian Harris, a regional labor analyst for the state.

The Department of Labor predicts a 6.8% growth in jobs in our area from 2016 to 2026-- with the largest growth expected to come in the ambulance services and warehouse and storage industries.

Overall, jobs decreased by 1% in the Southern Tier from 2013-2018.

Josh Rosenblatt

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