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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing Jobs Growth Stays Strong, but Where are the Wages?

According to this morning’s Labor Department jobs report, April was another month of impressive employment gains and sluggish wage growth in manufacturing. Industry added 24,000 net new jobs on month and revisions left recent months’ solid employment growth intact. 699 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Jobs Still Surging and Wages Still Sputtering in Manufacturing

Manufacturing’s payrolls kept growing strongly in March and industry’s wages kept growing weakly. Despite lackluster (103,000) job growth figures last month for the economy as a whole, factory employment increased by a healthy 22,000 on month and by 232,000 year-on-year – the best annual improvement since May, 1998 (262,000). 645 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing Employment Starts the New Year Sluggishly

January saw U.S. manufacturing employment rise by 15,000 sequentially, but this monthly gain was the smallest since September’s 6,000 and combined with negative revisions, indicated that the sector’s healthy recent jobs growth might be cooling. 799 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: A Key Sign of Better U.S. Job Quality

The U.S. government’s latest jobs report makes clear that the economy is well past the impact of the latest hurricane season, so it’s a great time to see if a new development in the makeup of American employment and hiring that began to appear this year. 541 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing Remained a Jobs Winner and a Wages Loser in November

U.S. manufacturing in November continued its recent pattern of good employment gains but weak wage performance. November payrolls bested October’s by 31,000, and the year-on-year jobs gain of 189,000 was the best since April, 2015’s 194,000. 700 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Hurricanes Muddy September Manufacturing Jobs Results - & Obscure Huge Automotive Revisions

This year’s violent hurricane season contributed in September to American domestic manufacturing’s second sequential jobs in the last three months. Industries with extensive facilities on or near the Gulf coast and in the southeast took especially hard on-month hits, notably chemicals (-2,000), apparel (-1,900), and motor vehicles and parts (-3,200). 840 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing's Out of its (Short Term) Jobs and Wages Doldrums

American domestic manufacturing created 16,000 net new jobs in July on month, its best such performance since February’s 22,000. Coupled with a major (11,000) upward revision for June, the figures demonstrated that U.S. 673 more words

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