Manufacturing Adds 18,000 Jobs in May

The manufacturing sector grew by 18,000 jobs in May, according to the latest employment data from the Labor Department. Nearly 185,000 new factory jobs have been created since October.

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

"Another 18,000 jobs is a healthy number for the manufacturing sector, and that’s in no small part thanks to the tariffs on steel and aluminum beginning to bear fruit. We’ve seen jobs in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio since they were first announced.

"The data suggests these tariffs aren’t the job killers they were warned to be. But while they aren’t hindering manufacturing job growth, tariffs alone won’t sustain a factory resurgence. We need infrastructure investment and a clear strategy to ensure the industries of tomorrow are made in America."