by Alan Barber and Dean Baker , 04/24/2017
Growth in blue collar jobs was modest in March as the total number of jobs rose by 28,000 or 0.15 percent. This is less than the increase in February (0.5 percent) but is 1.1 percent (217,000) above the March 2016 level.
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.