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Manufacturing Jobs Suffer from the Pelosi Effect February 8, 2020

Posted by geoff in News.

Been nearly a year since I did an economic chart. Thought I’d dust off the old charts and update them with the newest data. Since The Bureau of Labor Statistics updates their numbers annually, I’ve updated everything going back to 2010.

So let’s check in on manufacturing jobs, shall we? Here’s the newly refurbished chart:

As you can see, we’ve made essentially no progress in manufacturing jobs over the past year (so you didn’t miss anything during my hiatus). The question is: “Why?”

Well, as you can see by the new annotation over the January 2019 data point, that marks the occasion of the Democrats achieving a majority in the House, with its attendant coronation of Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker.

And with that event, manufacturing job growth came to a screeching halt.


1. geoff - February 18, 2020

laura – did you mean for your comment to go to trash?

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