Washington, D.C. – Manufacturing gained 31,000 jobs in November, according to new figures released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The sector remains down 253,000 jobs since February 2020.
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:
“This is what we like to see.
“Despite facing a litany of challenges, from the ongoing pandemic to supply chain shortages, America’s factory workers and manufacturers continue to step up to keep the country moving, and today’s jobs numbers reflect all of their hard work. The bipartisan infrastructure investment package that President Biden recently signed has the potential to create even more jobs, especially if these upcoming projects abide by the Buy America preferences included in the law.
“Now it’s up to the administration and Congress to put additional investments in place to boost domestic production of critical goods like semiconductors. They also must work to ensure that American workers will benefit from emerging sectors like clean energy and electric vehicles. There’s tremendous potential to transform America’s manufacturing landscape for the better. Let’s not squander this historic opportunity.”