Manufacturing sector loses 1,000 jobs in March: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) statement.

Fri, 04/04/2014

This morning, the Department of Labor reported that America's manufacturing sector lost 1,000 jobs in March.  The #AAMeter-- which tracks President Obama's promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term -- now stands at +114,000 jobs.

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

"It's not the robots nor the weather. There are still more manufacturing jobs leaving the U.S. than coming back. It doesn’t have to be this way. Lowering the trade deficit, investing in infrastructure, and boosting worker training could help to get us back on track.

"By more than a 2-1 margin, voters are telling Congress to focus on jobs over the budget deficit. The question is, will they listen?"

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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