In President Donald Trump’s first month on the job, the United States gained 5,000 manufacturing jobs, while losing 10,000 government jobs, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While this may look like a net loss, it does not include jobs gained in other sectors. The most important takeaway is manufacturers are adding jobs as market confidence continues to soar and government jobs (restrictions to freedom) are going bye-bye, due in large part to President Trump’s federal hiring freeze.
Good job, Prez! Now begin trimming or abolishing bloated departments and agencies.
In December, jobs in government in the United States outnumbered jobs in manufacturing by 9,950,000. In January, the margin dropped to 9,935,000, reported CNS News.
Over the past year—from January 2016 to January 2017—the United States added 162,000 government jobs, while losing 46,000 manufacturing jobs, according to BLS numbers.
In the one month from December 2016 to January 2017, manufacturing jobs rose from 12,336,000 to 12,341,000—for an increase of 5,000.
At the same time, government jobs dropped from 22,286,000 to 22,276,000—a decline of 10,000.
However, over the past year–from January 2016 to January 2017–the number of people employed in government in the United States climbed from 22,114,000 to 22,276,000—an increase of 162,000.
During the same January-to-January time period, the number of people employed in manufacturing dropped from 12,387,000 to 12,341,000—a decline of 46,000.
The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States peaked at 19,533,000 in June 1979. Since then, it has declined by 7,192,000 to the 12,341,000 as of this January, according to the BLS numbers.