Spending on both durable and semi-durable goods declined. prakken added, manufacturing employment rose 25,000 in april, the seventh consecutive monthly gain, which is consistent with other data showing a strong recovery in the industrial sector of the economy. the 12 industries reporting growth in new orders in january listed in order are petroleum primary metals, computer transportation equipment, wood products, machinery, fabricated metal products, miscellaneous manufacturing, chemical products, paper products, electrical equipment, appliances and food, beverage plastics and nonmetallic mineral products. the west is seeing recovery, but not full recovery. 8 percent compared with the same point last year, and 1,602,718 trailers and containers, up 7.