Changing Workforce / Supply Chain Management

Here's why manufacturing jobs growth has been so strong

By MarketWatch

Aug 03, 2018

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Employers created 37,000 new manufacturing jobs in July, the Labor Department said Friday, the strongest gain since December and the third straight month in which factory job growth accelerated.

The July numbers may have been nudged upward a bit by vagaries in the data due to annual auto plant shutdowns, but the trend has been firm for the past year and a half. Analysts point to several factors that have kept hiring on an upswing, even as they eye growing headwinds.

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