There’s Trouble Buried in the January Jobs Report: AAM Statement

Metals See Job Losses as National Security Investigations Lag

The manufacturing sector grew by 15,000 jobs in January, according to the latest employment data from the Labor Department. Primary metals, furniture, and motor vehicle parts all saw losses.

Said Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul: 

"Factory jobs overall saw growth, but losses in primary metals are particularly striking.

"Soaring steel and aluminum imports have flooded the United States since President Trump announced the Section 232 national security investigations into those sectors, and at least three steel mills in Pennsylvania and Kentucky have announced layoffs.

"Unless the president takes quick action on these investigations, job losses are likely to continue."

To learn more about the Section 232 investigations and to hear from workers directly, visit AmericanManufacturing.org.