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    Author(s): Kenneth SkogJames HowardRebecca WestbySusan J. Alexander; John Bergstrom; Ken Cordell; Elizabeth Hill
    Date: 2011
    Source: Research note FPL-RN-0322. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2011: 11 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    The lack of data about employment in a number of categories indicates that we do not have full understanding of employment associated with forestry. But for some categories, employment has been declining--especially for wood furniture manufacturing, and to a lesser degree for the pulp and paper industries. This is due in part to lower competitiveness with respect to production and import of products from other countries. There has been a decline in jobs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, but jobs in state forestry agencies are steady to increasing. Increasing participation in forest-based recreation suggests increases in forest-based recreation jobs. It would appear that in the recent past there has been a shift in the types of jobs that forests support.

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    Skog, Kenneth; Howard, James; Westby, Rebecca; Alexander, Susan J.; Bergstrom, John; Cordell, Ken; Hill, Elizabeth. 2011. Criterion 6, indicator 36 : employment in the forest sector. Research note FPL-RN-0322. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2011: 11 p.

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    Forest products industry, employees, supply, demand, United States, forests, forestry, employment, forestry workers, pulp and paper industry, forest recreation, labor market, occupations, personnel

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