Supply Chain Management / Changing Workforce

Manufacturers say they're already seeing a 'Trump bump,' but it's not that simple

By Alana Abramson for Time

Mar 13, 2017

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Two industries that President Donald Trump repeatedly vowed to revitalize during his campaign, coal mining and manufacturing, saw employment gains in the February jobs report. But one analyst says his nascent presidency is not necessarily responsible for those gains.

“There’s a perception that just because things are happening now that it's associated with other events that are happening now and that's not at all the case,” said Tara Sinclair, an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University. “A lot of this is build up of several years from economic improvement.”

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