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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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States Controlling Coronavirus Spread See Uptick in Construction and Manufacturing Job Growth

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 39,000 jobs in July, or 0.2 percent over the previous month, according to the latest ...

Blue Collar Jobs Bounce Back in May But We’re Still in the Midst of a Pandemic

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 669,000 or 3.58 percent in May. This is largely a reversal of declines in April, ...

No Good News in April Blue Collar Jobs Report Even for States Resisting Business Closures

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging decreased by 2,373,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was, of course, ...

Revised July Numbers and Weak August Job Growth Raise Questions About Slump Again

by Matt Sedlar

Jobs in the blue collar sectors of construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 12,000 in August. The big news is not, however, the ...

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