Obama Promise Adds 4,000 Jobs in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Gains 4,000 Jobs in June

The Department of Labor reported this morning that America's manufacturing sector added 4,000 jobs in June.

The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, increased to +391,000 jobs, after revisions to previous months' data.

Said Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul:

“Factory jobs are being stifled by a strong dollar and rising manufacturing imports. Funding and passing a long-term infrastructure investment plan would go a long way to create good-paying jobs. And now that TPA has been passed, it’s more important than ever to get the details of the TPP right. That means enforcing trade laws and tackling currency manipulation.”

The #AAMeter:

During his re-election campaign, President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. The Alliance for American Manufacturing continues to track the president's progress via our monthly manufacturing jobs tracker, the #AAMeter, based on monthly jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About the Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers. Their mission is to strengthen American manufacturing and create new private-sector jobs through smart public policies. They believe that an innovative and growing manufacturing base is vital to America’s economic and national security, as well as to providing good jobs for future generations. AAM achieves its mission through research, public education, advocacy, strategic communications, and coalition building around the issues that matter most to America’s manufacturers and workers.