Manufacturing Jobs Making a Comeback

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration has noted a rebound in manufacturing jobs. Since January 2010, manufacturing employment has increased by about 4% to 489,000 jobs. According to a recent study titled “The Benefits of Manufacturing Jobs,” the educational attainment of the manufacturing workforce is steadily rising: in 1994, 43% of manufacturing workers had at least some college education; in 2011 that number was 53%.


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