UPDATED 10:04 AM PT — Fri. July 6, 2018
The job numbers for the month of June indicate U.S. manufacturing continues to gain momentum.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report Friday, showing 36,000 manufacturing jobs were created last month.
This includes over 5,000 new positions in computer and electronic products, 7,000 jobs in fabricated metals, and over 12,000 jobs in motor vehicles and parts.
Manufacturing has been one of President Trump’s main areas of focus, and the administration’s pro-business policies have had a direct impact on growth.
“America is open for business, more than it has ever been open for business,” stated President Trump. “Between our low taxes and cutting of regulations — and we’re not finished with the regulation — we will have regulation, but sensible regulation, you will be able to get things approved quickly.”
Altogether, 285,000 new jobs have been added in the manufacturing sector in the past year.
This follows a survey in June, which showed record-high optimism among U.S. manufacturers.