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Rogers-Lowell Area Labor Force Mismatched With Jobs Available

Posted: April 20, 2014 at 5 a.m.

ROGERS -- Industrial development has stagnated in Rogers, a hub of retail and professional service activity, according to a community assessment report released recently by Market Street consultants.

By the Numbers

Employment

• Rogers-Lowell lost more than 2,200 manufacturing jobs in the past decade.

• More than 1,500 health care and social assistance jobs were created in the past decade.

• Retail employees average an annual salary of $28,437.

• Waiters and waitresses earn an average of $9.65 per hour.

• Tractor-trailer drivers earn an average of $18.91 per hour.

• There are more than 600,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs in America.

Source: Market Street Community Assessment Report

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