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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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Non-Investing Manufacturers Threaten Tax Law Repeal Would Mean Even Less Investment

by Matt Sedlar

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently declared that any attempt to repeal Trump’s 2017 tax reform law would “strike a major blow to manufacturing ...

Little to No Growth in Mining and Logging and Manufacturing as Slump Continues into April

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 34,000 jobs in April, which sounds positive until you separate the data by sector. Growth ...

Manufacturing Job Growth Stalls For Second Month in a Row

by Matt Sedlar

Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 12,000 jobs in March. This is a bump up from a gloomy February but nowhere ...

February Marked by Job Loss and Wild Weather

by Matt Sedlar

While overall job growth in February 2019 was slow, employment in construction, manufacturing and mining and logging actually decreased by 0.14 percent or 29,800 jobs. ...

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