Tuesday, February 12, 2013

580,000 Jobs in Alabama from Ag and Forestry

Al.com is reporting on the study released today about the economic impact of agriculture and forestry in Alabama:


The study from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agribusiness Council states that Agriculture, forestry and related industries have a $70.4 billion economic impact and creates 580,000 jobs.
Key findings of the report include:
The agricultural and forestry industries generate an additional 77 cents in the state economy per dollar of output.
On average, one out of every 4.6 jobs in the state is related to agriculture and forestry.
The output impact of the agricultural and forestry industries translates to $10,770 per capita.
Agriculture, forestry and related industries account for the second largest number of jobs in the state.
Read the full report.

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