1991Employment in the fishing industry dropped by 55% since 1966Economy and Industry, Economy, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Gloucester Daily Times. “Shrinking piece of the pie.” November 26, 1997.
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According to the state’s Department of Employment and Training, the percentage of Gloucester jobs in the fishing industry went from 40% in 1966 to 18% in 1991. Manufacturing made up to a third of industrial employment: 3,100 employees vs, about 1,000 for the fishing industry. The biggest gain was in the service industry, fostered by tourism.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Shrinking piece of the pie." November 26, 1997.
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