Manufacturing Gains 24,000 New Jobs in April

The manufacturing sector grew by 24,000 jobs in April, according to the latest employment data from the Labor Department. Over the past six months, 166,000 new factory jobs have been created.

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

"Fears of widespread job losses because of tariffs are so far completely unfounded, as the April jobs data shows.

"Factory jobs instead surged again, adding 24,000 new positions, including nearly 4,000 in metal-consuming fabrication. Manufacturing is still contributing an outsized share of private sector job growth, punching above its weight.

"With several steel mills and aluminum smelters reopening across the country, I expect the good news to continue. Now's not the time to pump the brake on trade enforcement."