In January 2009, according to BLS’s seasonally adjusted numbers, there were 12,561,000 people employed in manufacturing in the United States. In February of that year, the number of people employed in manufacturing dropped to 12,380,000—a one-month decline of 181,000.
In July 2017, according to BLS preliminary seasonally adjusted numbers, there were 12,425,000 employed in manufacturing. That is the largest number of people employed in manufacturing, according to BLS, in any month since January 2009.
During Obama’s presidency, manufacturing employment would never again rise to the 12,561,000 number it stood at the month he was inaugurated.
By February and March of 2010, employment in manufacturing would drop to an Obama-era nadir of 11,453,000—a decline of 1,108,000 from Obama’s inauguration month.
When Donald Trump was inaugurated president in January 2017, employment in manufacturing stood at 12,355,000—or still 206,000 below the level when Obama was inaugurated eight years before.
In July, according to BLS preliminary seasonally adjusted numbers, there were 12,425,000 people employed in manufacturing. This is still 136,000 below the level of manufacturing employment in the month Obama was inaugurated—but it is the highest level of manufacturing employment since that month and 70,000 more than the 12,355,000 employed in manufacturing the month Trump was inaugurated.Read more at CNSNews