Manufacturing Jobs Hit Highest Level Since Obama’s Inauguration

August 8, 2017 -


By Terence Jeffrey

Manufacturing jobs in the United States hit their highest level since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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.

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