AAM Statement: Manufacturing Gained 22,000 Jobs In September

Washington, D.C. – Manufacturing added 22,000 jobs in September, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. The sector has gained back all the jobs lost since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and has added an average of 36,000 jobs per month in 2022.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“Although manufacturing job growth slowed a bit in September, the sector is still adding jobs at an impressive clip. Manufacturing has not only fully recovered all the jobs lost during the last recession, it’s now demonstrating new and remarkable growth. President Biden and Congress are right to focus on industrial policy, as it yields predictable and welcome results: American leadership in the industries of the future.

“While I worry about the impact of the Federal Reserve’s overly zealous interest rate hikes and the strong dollar, the massive capital investments announced in semiconductors, clean energy manufacturing, and the electric vehicle supply chain should offer new job opportunities to the next, diverse generation of American makers in the coming years.”