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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.


Will President Trump Make Rust-Belt Manufacturing Great Again?

by Dean Baker

We now have three months of state job data under President Trump. While the course of the economy is still largely the result of the policies that were put in ...

Manufacturing Falls in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania in April

by Alan Barber and Dean Baker

Overall job growth in blue collar jobs was modest in April, growing by 21,000 from its March level. Manufacturing added 6,000 jobs, construction 5,000 jobs, and mining 8,800, the vast ...

The Ohio Blue Collar Jobs Report: May 2017

by Hannah Halbert

Ohio’s recovery has been a slow slog since 2009. The state has added jobs, but has grown by a very meager 1.9 percent. That sluggish growth has not been enough ...

Growth in Blue Collar Jobs Slows In April

by Matt Sedlar

As noted in this month’s CEPR Jobs Byte, the national unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in April. The establishment survey reported that the economy added 211,000 jobs. Roughly offsetting ...