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CEPR’s Blue Collar Jobs Tracker lets you take a closer look at the path of job growth in four major blue-collar industries: manufacturing, mining, construction, and logging. The Trump administration has made a commitment to bring back manufacturing, mining and other blue collar jobs that have been lost in recent decades. Each month, we’ll update this site with the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics state level jobs data so that you can follow job growth in these industries.


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Losses in January Reverse Trend of Growth in Blue Collar Sectors

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging decreased by 13,000 jobs in January, or -0.06 percent over the previous month. This is a departure ...

Blue Collar Jobs Continue Slow Recovery in December

by Matt Sedlar

In a time of uncertainty, blue collar job growth was certainly consistent at the end of 2020. Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging ...

Growth in Construction and Manufacturing Slows While Mining Jobs Increase

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 55,000 jobs in November, or a 0.27 percent increase over the previous month. The three-month ...

Housing Starts Push Construction Growth in South and West

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 107,000 in October, or 0.53 percent, according to the latest state jobs data from the ...

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