Washington, D.C. – Manufacturing gained 13,000 jobs in January, according to new figures released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall economy gained 467,000 jobs last month.
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:
“Action to bolster domestic supply chains couldn’t come at a better time. Factory jobs numbers nudged ahead in January, but it’s clear from the data that too much of manufacturing is exposed to imports and bottlenecks, even after any Omicron effect dissipates. The House should pass the America COMPETES Act and work with the Senate to reach an agreement as soon as possible. Investing in domestic supply chains and strengthening laws to guard against unfair trade practices will offer a better future for manufacturing.”