Manufacturing Adds 16,000 Jobs in July

Source: AdvancedManufacturing.Org

US manufacturing added 16,000 jobs last month, with makers of durable goods doing the heavy lifting.

The durable goods sector added 13,000 jobs while makers of non-durable goods boosted employment by 3000, according to a breakdown by industry issued today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Notable job gainers included fabricated metal products (up 5000 jobs), transportation equipment (3800) and machinery (2100).

Within transportation equipment, motorized vehicles and parts added 1600 jobs. That sector had lost 1300 jobs in June.

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