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Signs of Life in Manufacturing April 7, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.

Manufacturing jobs took a real beating in the recession, and despite President Obama’s promise to restore 1 million manufacturing jobs within 4 years (September 2012 – September 2016), by the time Trump was elected they had only managed to restore 371K.

Since Trump’s election, however, the picture has become far rosier. We’ve added 67K manufacturing jobs in the past 4 months. Voila:


[Trump’s data is in tasteless gold, while Obama’s data is in fanciful rainbow.]

Even at that pace, you can’t get to a million jobs in 4 years ==> it would only be about 800K jobs.

But at least it’s increasing at a healthy rate.


1. lauraw - April 9, 2017

It would be great if this represented an actual trend. We shall see!

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