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Caltanissetta is a market town for agricultural (cereals and almonds) and animal products from the surrounding area, and a mining centre (potash and sulphur, though the latter is now declining). Of the other sectors, the industrial is of very modest proportions, and comprises traditional food manufacturing and building materials. Employment in the public sector is, however, extremely high. There is an active craft industry.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|