Manufacturing Jobs Up 27,000 in November; 456,000 Under Trump

By Terence P. Jeffrey | December 7, 2018 | 8:48am EST
President Donald Trump at the G20 Summit, flanked by French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese President Shizno Abe, Nov. 30, 2018. (Getty Images/Mikhail Svetlov)

( - Manufacturing jobs in the United States increased by 27,000 in November and have now increased by 288,000 this year and by 456,000 during the presidency of Donald Trump, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“In November, manufacturing added 27,000 jobs, with increases in chemicals (+6,000) and primary metals (+3,000),” the BLS said in its monthly employment report released today. “Manufacturing employment has increased by 288,000 over the year, largely in durable goods.”

In October, there were 12,780,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States, according to BLS. In November, that climbed to 12,807,000, resulting in the 27,000 job gain over the month.

In December 2016, the last month before President Trump was inaugurated, there were 12,351,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. Since then, the nation has added 456,000 manufacturing jobs to reach the current 12,807,000.

The BLS has published month-by-month historical data on manufacturing jobs in the United States going back to 1939. According to this data, manufacturing employment in the United States peaked at 19,553,000 in June 1979. It then dropped to a post-World War II nadir of 11,453,000 in February and March 2010.



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