Jobs

Millions of manufacturing jobs disappeared during the last decade. But America is primed to rebound.


More than 6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs vanished between 1998 and 2010. These middle-class jobs provided workers with a good way of life and, with their loss, entire communities have been devastated. And while the broader economy is showing signs of recovery, manufacturing continues to struggle. President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs during his second term, but progress has been slow. To get there, America needs a robust manufacturing strategy – one that includes strong trade enforcement, investments in American workers and our public infrastructure, and a plan to stop currency manipulation. On a level playing field, American workers can compete with anyone. Will we give them one?

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The Manufacturing Jobs Report

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. Here, we track the monthly progress of U.S. manufacturing job growth.

The sector had gained more than 70,000 jobs since December Media contacts:  Matt McMullan, 202-297-8474, mmcmullan@aamfg.org Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch, 202-695-8116, elizabethbb@aamfg.org The manufacturing sector lost 1,000 jobs in...

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Number of Jobs Year by Year: 2013 2014 2015 2016 All Time

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