10 industries that lost the most jobs in 2011


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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.