Manufacturing Jobs Up 15,000 in February; Up 519,000 Under Trump

By Terence P. Jeffrey | March 6, 2020 | 8:56am EST
(Getty Images/Scott Olson)
(Getty Images/Scott Olson)

( - Manufacturing jobs increased by 15,000 in February and have now  increased by 519,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There were 12,861,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States in February compared to 12,846,000 in January, according to the BLS numbers. However, the 15,000 manufacturing jobs added during the last month did not bring the manufacturing job total back to the 12,868,000 it hit in December 2019.

In December 2016, the last month before President Trump too office there were 12,342,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. The 12,861,000 manufacturing jobs in this country last month was 519,000 more than that.

Manufacturing jobs in the United States peaked in June 1979, when they hit 19,553,000. The 12,861,000 manufacturing jobs in this country last month was 6,692,000 below that peak.




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