U.S. manufacturing sector gains 16,000 jobs in April
The latest monthly U.S. jobs report was released this morning. In April, the U.S. gained 115,000 jobs, including 16,000 in manufacturing.
Overall, the U.S. manufacturing sector has gained 488,000 jobs since the beginning of 2010, including 136,000 this year.
Commented Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM):
“No one should be happy with this jobs report. It’s always good news when manufacturing is in positive territory, but the 16,000 factory jobs added in April is well below the trend of the past two years. There’s still a lot that Congress and the Administration should be doing to boost job creation in America: pass an infrastructure plan, lower the trade deficit, and target tax breaks towards American manufacturing.”