Of the 11 industry sectors measured by the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released on Sept. 15, employers in the pharmaceutical report an 11% increase. This is 4 percentage points stronger than last quarter and represents a considerable 12 percentage point increase year-over-year.
"The pharmaceutical sector continues to perform strongly which is likely to drive job creation and is positive news for job seekers in the sector," commented Krissie Davies, Manpower Ireland Managing Director.
In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing provided 282,200 wage and salary jobs.
Looking forward this sector represents a growth area for U.S. manufacturing jobs according to The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America The group is projecting an 18% growth rate from 2006-2018.