Table 3
Job Creation & Destruction Rates

Year

Food Mfg
Job
Creation

Total Mfg
Job
Creation

Food Mfg
Job
Destruction

Total Mfg
Job
Destruction

1977

1.53

2.03

 3.30

2.73

1978

1.15

1.43

 2.64

2.07

1979

0.55

1.06

 2.18

1.86

1980

0.36

0.67

 1.73

1.19

1981

0.44

0.61

 2.12

1.89

1982

1.96

1.60

 4.69

3.29

1983

1.68

2.31

 4.09

4.37

1984

1.37

1.38

 2.69

2.10

1985

0.95

1.19

 2.56

2.77

1986

2.05

2.04

 2.98

3.29

1987

1.75

2.09

 2.82

2.89

1988

0.55

1.00

 2.93

2.36

1989

2.78

2.99

 6.59

2.37

1990

1.32

1.81

19.63

1.56

1991

1.27

1.17

 3.20

2.83

1992

0.71

0.65

 4.09

3.24

Mean

1.28

1.50

 4.26

2.55

(sd)

(0.67)

(0.67)

( 4.26)

(0.79)

T-test

-3.33, p < .01

 1.53, p < .10