Not sure where President Trump got this video, but I am sure he likes it.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
Even the Washington Post Sunday finally admitted that manufacturing jobs are coming back, something every supposedly informed person I’ve listened to in the past few years said was impossible since we could rely instead on handy slave labor in China.
Blue-collar jobs are growing at their fastest rate in more than 30 years, helping fuel a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Trump ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Jobs in goods-producing industries — mining, construction and manufacturing — grew 3.3 percent in the year preceding July, the best rate since 1984, according to a Washington Post analysis.
Blue-collar jobs, long a small and shrinking part of the U.S. economy, are now growing at a faster clip than those in the nation’s much larger service economy. Many factors collided to produce the blue-collar boom. Some are linked to short-term boom-and-bust cycles, but others may endure.
The rapid hiring in blue-collar sectors is delivering benefits to areas that turned out heavily for Trump in the 2016 election, according to the Brookings Institution, a shift from earlier in this expansion, when large and midsize cities experienced most of the gains.
Makes sense to me. Until we all get to heaven or hell, we’re always going to need “things,” no matter how much stuff goes online.