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Manufacturing Jobs, January 2014 February 10, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.
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The number of manufacturing jobs increased again last month, representing the 3rd month since we’ve climbed out of the doldrums. Of course we’re nowhere near on track for meeting the President’s promise of adding a million jobs by September 2016:

ManufJobsFeb14

All of these numbers have been updated per the BLS’s latest corrections, and they make the President look a little better than in previous charts. But again, nowhere near the pace he needs to be on to keep his promise. We’ve added 133K jobs since the Democratic National Convention in September 2012. To be on track, we needed to have added 350K jobs.

The American people, and the manufacturing sector in particular, deserved better than empty promises from a man who had neither the power nor the commitment to keep them.

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