Washington, D.C. – Manufacturing gained 38,000 jobs in October, according to data released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite these gains, the sector is still down 621,000 jobs since February.
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:
“While it’s good to see that factories added jobs in October, there are still hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers among the tens of millions of Americans left unemployed by the coronavirus recession. It’s going to take big, bold action to build back the sector. Whether Joe Biden pulls off the win or President Trump is re-elected, it’s time for a major infrastructure and clean energy investment package that will create millions of new jobs and literally lay the groundwork of an economic recovery.”
Read Scott Paul in the Des Moines Register to learn more about the action needed to get manufacturing, and the entire economy, back on track.