UK manufacturing has lost 600,000 jobs in a decade, says union

Every region has been hit, says GMB – with London, Scotland and north-west worst affected

Britain’s manufacturing sector has shrunk in the past decade by almost 600,000 jobs to leave fewer than 3 million workers employed in the sector.

A study by the GMB union found that every region in the UK has suffered a decline in manufacturing employment over 10 years, with London, Scotland and the north-west the worst affected.

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