Manufacturing jobs fell 15,000 in August: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement.

Fri, 09/07/2012

U.S. Manufacturing Sector Loses 15,000 Jobs in August. 

The latest monthly U.S. jobs numbers were issued this morning.   

For August 2012, the U.S. manufacturing sector lost 15,000 jobs.

Since January 2010, the U.S. has gained 512,000 manufacturing jobs. 

Said Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), of the latest jobs report:

"President Obama outlined a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs by 2016. I’m glad the President believes in manufacturing, but this jobs report shows just how much work must be done to create those jobs. We are headed in the wrong direction, at least temporarily, after 31 pretty good months for manufacturing.

"We look forward to hearing exactly what Mitt Romney and President Obama propose to do to strengthen manufacturing in the weeks ahead. And, we call on Congress to pass legislation to deter China’s currency manipulation, which has contributed to the loss of nearly 3 million American jobs over the past decade."


@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

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  • RT @JoeSudbay: "@KeepitMadeinUSA said [manufacturing] sector has recovered only 30% of the jobs lost during the recession"… 44 min 35 sec ago
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  • In story on jobs numbers, @nytimes notes manufacturing has gained back just 30% of jobs lost during Great Recession. 44 min 46 sec ago
  • RT @ebrotherton: Manufacturing sector added 28,000 jobs in July. Best showing since November 2013. But more work to do:… 2 hours 26 min ago
  • Manufacturing punched above its weight in July. Rebound in the sector possible. But we still have a long way to go: 2 hours 41 min ago
  • RT @tlanddc: Adding +28,000k manufacturing jobs, closest @BarackObama has come to keep on track with his goal of 1M by end of second term #… 2 hours 57 min ago
  • #AAMeter RT @ScottPaulAAM The auto sector accounted for over half of #manufacturing job growth in July: 14.6k of 28k total jobs added. 2 hours 57 min ago
  • 28K new manufacturing jobs in July the 2nd time in Obama's 2nd term job numbers on target to hit Obama's 1 million new jobs goal. #AAMeter 3 hours 15 min ago