Increased Business for Firms Such as John Deere Signals Better Times for Manufacturers

The manufacturing sector is experiencing an uptick in work output, as a recent study by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Productivity for manufacturers rose 6.3 percent in 2011's first quarter, with a 4.7-percent increase taking place over the last four quarters. Also in the first quarter, non-durable goods production increased 4.5 percent.

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