Existential issues in manufacturing: What is jobs report day if there is no jobs report?
Friday is swiftly approaching, and that's relevant for a few reasons. Not only is it Manufacturing Day, but it's also 'jobs day' ... or at least it should be. But due to the government shutdown, it's looking less and less likely that the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release a jobs report any time soon.
This piece of trivia commemorates the last and only time a jobs report was ever delayed by a government shutdown. The numbers for December 1995 were released two weeks late, on January 19, 1996. Interestingly, aircraft manufacturing workers had just ended a strike, which bumped up the manufacturing numbers big time; the manufacturing sector posted a jobs gain of 52,000, a figure that was later adjusted.
Are you worried about the void you may feel on jobs day? Don't be! The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has you covered, and in the coming days we'll tell you about AAM's jobs report.
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