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US sugar industry cutting employment

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

THE US sugar industry has seen the number of people it employs contract sharply but economic activity has jumped, LMC International said in a report on Wednesday. In 1993/94, LMC said the total number of people working in the industry stood at around 253,200. By 2009/10, the number has declined to just under 130,000 or a fall of nearly 50%. Economic activity generated by the US sugar industry jumped to $19.4bn in 2009/10, from $10.67bn in 1993/94.

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