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Orange County, Calif., Drug Makers Shed a Combined 10 Percent of their Jobs in Past Year

Orange County’s largest drug makers reduced employment during the past 12 months, the Orange County Business Journal reported, citing updated data from its weekly lists.

The 12 drug makers appearing on this year’s list, ranked by local employee count, told the newspaper their OC employment fell 10 percent to 3,635 workers, down 411 positions from a year ago. A year earlier, the top 12 drug makers in the county posted an 8-percent job gain to 3,704 workers.

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