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Byline: M. Paul Jackson
Dec. 22--North Carolina lost more textiles industry jobs than any other state from September 2003 through September 2004, according to the federal government.
The good news is that the industry's national job losses have slowed because more businesses are manufacturing specialty textile products, an expert said yesterday.
Textile mill employment fell by about 17,000 jobs nationally from September 2003 to September 2004, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
North Carolina lost about 5,000 textile jobs during that period, higher than other textile states such as South Carolina …