Manufacturing News / Changing Workforce

Manufacturing up, wages not so much

By the Boston Herald

Apr 15, 2019

However much credit President Trump may deserve, there’s no question that jobs in manufacturing — long the sick child of the U.S. economy — have turned up nicely since he took office.

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What’s not so clear is how much good that surge has done for hundreds of thousands of American factory workers. Manufacturing wage gains have lagged so much that, for the first time on record, the average hourly pay for all factory workers this year is less than for employees in service businesses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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