Quoting from the commentary by Kristina M. Lybecker:
"As the national unemployment rate nears 10 percent, job creation and industrial growth are more important than ever. America's continued international competitiveness depends on building on our successes and fostering economic growth. The biopharmaceutical sector is one of those successes. Moreover, it has been one of the few sources of good news during the recession of 2008. While private-sector employment was declining, the biopharmaceutical sector grew by 1.4 percent."
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