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Japan's manufacturing employment hits 7-year high

Jobs revival comes as producers reverse offshoring

TOKYO -- Japanese manufacturing-sector employment averaged more than 10 million workers from January to August, exceeding that mark for the first time since 2010 as companies bring more production home while exports recover on a mild global economic recovery.

The manufacturing sector employed 10.03 million people on average in the first eight months of 2017. The full-year average is also widely expected to top 10 million for the first time in seven years.

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