Non-Investing Manufacturers Threaten Tax Law Repeal Would Mean Even Less Investment
by Matt Sedlar , 06/11/2019
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 jobs, wages and investments.” The organization backed the claim with data from its last quarterly survey of manufacturers, which found 66 percent of respondents stating they would consider cutting back […]
Will President Trump Make Rust-Belt Manufacturing Great Again?
by Dean Baker , 05/24/2017
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 place before Donald Trump came into office, it is reasonable to believe that we are now beginning to feel some impact of his administration’s policies.
Growth in Blue Collar Jobs Slows In April
by Matt Sedlar , 05/05/2017
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 revisions to the prior two months’ job growth brings the average for the last three months to 174,000.
February Blue Collar Job Growth is Strong in All Three Sectors
by Dean Baker and Nick Buffie , 03/28/2017
February was the third consecutive month for growth in manufacturing jobs, bringing the change over the last year to 7,000.