Tag: Economic growth

Manufacturing Employment Increased Under Trump but Lags Prerecession Levels

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Employment in construction, manufacturing and mining and logging increased by 0.4 percent or 74,000 in December of 2018. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia gained jobs in these “blue collar sectors.” Texas saw the largest gains for the month, adding 10,900 jobs, an increase of 0.6 percent. Next was Florida at +7,600 jobs (+0.8 […]

Is WV’s Economic ‘Comeback’ Real?

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This article was originally posted at the Charleston Gazette-Mail. You can read the original here. Over the last few months there has been a flurry of op-eds and articles from big corporations and Republican lawmakers arguing that state budget cuts and low-wage policies like “Right-to-Work” are resulting in a booming economy in our state. Some […]

Blue Collar Jobs Continue to Increase Across Rust Belt

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Consistent with national data showing modest increases in blue collar employment across the country, employment in construction and manufacturing increased in most states in the Midwest in February. Employment in both categories is up in almost every state in the region over the last year.

Blue Collar Job Growth Weakens in May

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Trump doesn’t seem to be bringing the jobs home.

The Blue Collar Jobs Tracker: Mapping Progress on Jobs

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During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to bring back the good paying jobs in manufacturing and mining that had been lost in the last three decades. He promised that an “America First” trade policy, lower taxes, and reduced regulation would bring these jobs back. Clearly these promises were important to many of the […]