10 industries that lost the most jobs in 2011

Local government education

State government, excluding education

Local government, excluding education


U.S. Postal Service

Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores

Electronics and appliance stores

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

Printing and related support activities

Food manufacturing

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Although the federal government estimates that 1.95 million jobs were added to the economy between January 2011 and January 2012, some industries lost tens of thousands of jobs. These are the 10 U.S. industries that lost the most jobs since January 2011.

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