Tag: Coal mining
Housing Starts Push Construction Growth in South and West
by Matt Sedlar , 12/08/2020
Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 107,000 in October, or 0.53 percent, according to the latest state jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction Construction jobs increased by 72,000 in October, or 0.99 percent over the previous month. This is the largest increase in jobs since June, when 159,000 […]
More of the Same in Blue Collar Jobs as the Numbers Creep Up
by Matt Sedlar , 10/07/2020
Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased in August by 45,000, or 0.23 percent over the previous month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction Construction jobs increased by 17,000, or 0.24 percent over the previous month. The three-month average from June to August was 69,000 jobs, or […]
Manufacturing Employment Increased Under Trump but Lags Prerecession Levels
by Alan Barber , 01/23/2019
Employment in construction, manufacturing and mining and logging increased by 0.4 percent or 74,000 in December of 2018. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia gained jobs in these “blue collar sectors.” Texas saw the largest gains for the month, adding 10,900 jobs, an increase of 0.6 percent. Next was Florida at +7,600 jobs (+0.8 […]
Upward Revision Results in 14 Consecutive Months of Manufacturing Growth at the National Level
by Alan Barber , 10/23/2018
Support for mining activities continues to support mining and logging growth.
Several States See Declines in Manufacturing Jobs
by Alan Barber , 09/26/2018
Nationally, employment in the blue collar sectors grew by 26,000 in August, an increase of 0.1 percent compared with July. The total number of jobs in these sectors has increased by 789,200 (3.9 percent) since August of 2017. Despite this growth, this is still 5.0 percent lower than the total number of blue collar jobs […]
Job Gains in Manufacturing Leads Increase in Blue Collar Employment
by Alan Barber , 08/21/2018
Blue collar employment grew by 0.3 percent in July as the nation added 52,000 jobs in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging. The number of jobs in these industries was 13.9 percent of total nonfarm jobs in the United States last month. This is a slight increase from July of 2017 when these jobs were […]
Is WV’s Economic ‘Comeback’ Real?
by Ted Boettner and Dean Baker , 08/17/2018
This article was originally posted at the Charleston Gazette-Mail. You can read the original here. Over the last few months there has been a flurry of op-eds and articles from big corporations and Republican lawmakers arguing that state budget cuts and low-wage policies like “Right-to-Work” are resulting in a booming economy in our state. Some […]
Blue Collar Jobs Continue to Increase Across Rust Belt
by Dean Baker , 03/30/2018
Consistent with national data showing modest increases in blue collar employment across the country, employment in construction and manufacturing increased in most states in the Midwest in February. Employment in both categories is up in almost every state in the region over the last year.
Tepid Blue Collar Job Growth Continues in the Rust Belt
by Alan Barber , 03/13/2018
Blue collar jobs as a percent of all jobs in the rust belt are virtually unchanged since the end of the recession.
Coal Comeback Unlikely
by Alan Barber and Dean Baker , 01/24/2018
Uptick in manufacturing continues.