Manufacturing Jobs Defy President, Continue to Decline April 2, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
I like manufacturing. To my mind, taking stuff out of the ground and turning it into useful items is one of the necessary foundations of a sound economy. So it is with a good deal of dismay that I have been watching manufacturing jobs fail to recover from the recession. Here’s the BLS’s graph of manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years:
Of course, as I’ve been reminding people for the past 3 years, this graph would look a bit different if the president was on track to keep his promise to add 1 million manufacturing jobs by this September. Needless to say, he’s nowhere near that goal: