Manufacturing Job Growth

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We present a plot of manufacturing jobs in the United States from to , before shutdowns due to COVID started impacting jobs. It demonstrates approximately linear growth during this time, with an R2 value of . We do not see evidence to support President Trump's claim to have brought back more manufacturing jobs than President Obama's administration.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Website

Use the buttons below to view data color-coded by president, or by months where manufacturing jobs are under/over the trendline.

President Months Under Trend Total Months Percentage Months Under Trend*
* A lower percentage is better