Manufacturing Employment Up 189,000 Since Trump’s Election; Federal Government Employment Down 3,000

By Terence P. Jeffrey | December 8, 2017 | 9:32am EST
(Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) - Employment in manufacturing in the United States has increased by 189,000 in the year since Donald Trump was elected president, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At the same time, employment in the federal government has declined by 3,000 since Trump was elected.

In November 2016, there were 12,325,000 people employed in manufacturing in the United States. By this November, that had climbed to 12,514,000.

“Since a recent low in November 2016, manufacturing employment has increased by 189,000,” the BLS said in the press release it put out this morning with the November employment numbers.

The federal government employed 2,811,000 in November 2016. By this November, that was down to 2,808,000—a decline of 3,000.

But at the same time federal government employment was declining, overall government employment in the United States was increasing as a result of increased government employment at the local level.

In November 2016, there were 22,294,000 people employed at all levels of government in the United States. By this November, that had climbed to 22,341,000—an increase of 47,000.

On the state level, as on the federal level, government employment declined. In November 2016, state governments employed 5,088,000. By November 2017, that had declined to 5,063,000—a decrease of 25,000.

But local government employment increased by 75,000 in the past year, climbing from 14,395,000 in November 2016 to 14,470,000 in November 2017.

 

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.