Manufacturing sector gains 12,000 jobs in April: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) statement.

Posted by scapozzola on 05/02/2014

This morning, the Department of Labor reported that America's manufacturing sector gained 12,000 jobs in April.  The #AAMeter-- which tracks President Obama's promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term -- now stands at +135,000 jobs.

Said Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul:

"This was a surprisingly weak manufacturing jobs number for April. In an economy that added 288,000 jobs, manufacturing saw only 12,000 of those. The weather-related spring surge just didn’t happen for the manufacturing sector.

"It’s past time to address some of the challenges facing job creation.  We need new investments in infrastructure and a plan to lower the trade deficit in manufactured goods. Without smart policy, a real resurgence in American manufacturing isn’t likely to happen anytime soon."

How can President Obama create millions of U.S. jobs -- 5.8 million to be exact -- with the stroke of a pen?  Name China as a currency manipulator.   Read more.

The #AAMeter.

President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. To follow the president's progress, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) maintains a manufacturing jobs tracker, the #AAMeter, based on monthly jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

 

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