Manufacturing industry added 1,300 jobs in the region
sometimes, "manufacturing industry" and "manufacturing sector" are the same thing.
Is the sentence common and natural?
Manufacturing sector added 1,300 jobs in the region
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First of all, the sentence as given lacks a definite article which is needed. That is, it should read:
The manufacturing sector added 1,300 jobs in the region.
As for "sector" vs" industry" I wouls tend to favor"sector" myself, and my impression is that i have read "sector" in news stories of this kind more often. Also theis Google Ngram shows "sector" to be used in this constructions significantly more often (in the Ngrams corpus) since about 1960. As always, some care s due in using Ngrams results, they can be deceptive.
But I am sure that either "industry" or "sector is perfectly grammatical and natural in thus use.
A sector in this context is a division of the country's economic activity https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/sector , so the manufacturing sector could be a synonym for manufacturing industry.