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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -

A new survey indicates that West Virginia's loss of manufacturing jobs is slowing.

Manufacturers News' 2014 West Virginia Manufacturers Register shows that manufacturing employment fell 1 percent between July 2012 and July 2013. That's compared to 1.3 percent during the 2011-2012 survey period.

Coal mining employment fell 5 percent. But the industry remains West Virginia's top industrial sector.

Chemical manufacturing employment declined 3.3 percent. There also were job losses in furniture and fixtures; stone, clay and glass; and fabricated metals.

Employment increased in the electronics, petroleum products, food products, rubber and plastic, and transportation equipment manufacturing.

Overall, the state lost 830 jobs.

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