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Blue Collar Jobs Continue Slow Recovery in December

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In a time of uncertainty, blue collar job growth was certainly consistent at the end of 2020. Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 76,000 jobs in December, or 0.38 percent over the previous month. The three-month average from October to December was 83,670 jobs, or a 0.42 percent month-to-month change. Since […]

Growth in Construction and Manufacturing Slows While Mining Jobs Increase

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 55,000 jobs in November, or a 0.27 percent increase over the previous month. The three-month average from September to November was 86,330 jobs, or a 0.43 percent month-to-month change. This is down from the previous three months, June to August, which averaged 201,330 jobs or […]

Housing Starts Push Construction Growth in South and West

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 107,000 in October, or 0.53 percent, according to the latest state jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction Construction jobs increased by 72,000 in October, or 0.99 percent over the previous month. This is the largest increase in jobs since June, when 159,000 […]

Construction and Manufacturing Jobs Slowly Climb, While Mining and Logging Slump Continues

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 93,000 jobs in September, or 0.47 percent over the last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The three-month average, from July to September, was 68,000 jobs, or a 0.34 percent change month-over-month. Construction Construction jobs increased by 26,000 in […]

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

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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 numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fun fact, employment in these sectors is at the same level as when Trump took office in 2017. However, employment has decreased by […]

Manufacturing Gains in July, But a Weak Month for Construction and Mining

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Jobs in the blue collar sectors of construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 15,000 in July, but in a surprise twist, that growth was mostly in manufacturing, not construction. Job growth was primarily in the South and West, with the addition of 12,400 and 8,300 blue collar jobs, respectively. The Northeast only added […]

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

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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 in the last month was driven largely by construction, with manufacturing growth falling short for the third month in a row and mining and logging seeing a decrease of 3,000 […]

February Marked by Job Loss and Wild Weather

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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. States in the Midwest and West regions experienced the biggest drops, with decreases of 21,500 and 17,400 jobs, respectively. The only Census region that saw increases was the South, with […]

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 […]

Upward Revision Results in 14 Consecutive Months of Manufacturing Growth at the National Level

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Support for mining activities continues to support mining and logging growth.