Another 18,000 Factory Jobs Were Created Last Month

By Matthew McMullan
Jun 01 2018 |
A worker looks upon the construction of the rebuilt Tappan Zee bridge in New York. | New York State Thruway Authority

The manufacturing employment trend continues.

Good news for people who like manufacturing job news: The Labor Department’s monthly employment report is out, and the manufacturing sector posted strong data again: 18,000 new factory jobs were created in May.

That’s good news, and the continuation of a long trend, noted our own Scott Paul:

Others, meanwhile, pointed out that while jobs are up, wages aren’t rising as quickly as hoped:

Here’s what Paul (and AAM) had to say this morning:

"The data suggests these tariffs aren’t the job killers they were warned to be. But while they aren’t hindering manufacturing job growth, tariffs alone won’t sustain a factory resurgence. We need infrastructure investment and a clear strategy to ensure the industries of tomorrow are made in America."

Find the official jobs report here