AAM Statement: Factories Gain 22,000 New Jobs in August

Washington, D.C. – Manufacturing’s job creation streak continued in August, as the sector added 22,000 jobs, according to new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Manufacturing has gained 461,000 over the year, the BLS reports. 

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“This will be the best Labor Day weekend for factory workers that we have seen for a long, long time. New factory announcements and steady job growth are welcome developments for a sector that took massive hits due to the rapid rise of Chinese imports in the 2000s, the Great Recession, and the COVID-19 pandemic.”