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As Manufacturing Slumps, Association Issues Empty Threats

WASHINGTON - Today’s Blue Collar Jobs Tracker analysis by Matt Sedlar shows the data behind lackluster investment and slowing job and wage growth in the manufacturing sector. The data proves the failure of the 2017 tax cut to produce the promised boom in all three areas.

Despite the tax cut’s failure to deliver on its promise to the sector, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently declared that repealing the 2017 tax cut would “strike a major blow to manufacturing jobs, wages and investments.” NAM based it claims on a survey of manufacturers. “The data don’t exactly reflect that,” counters Sedlar. 

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For a detailed analysis of the major blue collar industries of manufacturing, construction, mining, and logging, see Blue Collar Jobs Tracker. Each month, this site is updated with the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics state level jobs data in these industries.

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