National Association of Manufacturers Calls on Congress to Help Stop Job Losses

“The fact that manufacturing lost 46,000 jobs in August is not a partisan problem, not a Democrat or Republican problem, but a problem for the 46,000 families that have lost work and hope in the future,” said National Association of Manufacturers president John Engler. “We need to all come together to fix this. Congress must step up to the plate, recognize the impact of decisions it has made in the past that make America less competitive, and do something about it.”

“Overall manufacturing employment has fallen by 215,000 in the last 12 months, the largest 12-month drop in three years,” said NAM chief economist David Huether. “Up until this month, most of the loss of manufacturing jobs was in motor vehicles or sectors closely tied to housing, but in today’s report, the decline of manufacturing jobs was more broadbased.”

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