Friday, December 6, 2013

Tempered Manufacturing News

Before I could blog about the good news that 27,000 new manufacturing jobs had been created in the U.S. for November 2013, I got tempered news from "my" economist.

Alan Beaulieu factually reports that the real number is 3,000 manufacturing jobs lost.  See "A Balanced Look at the Manufacturing Employment Numbers" for the explanation.

It's not all bad though.  He does continue to validate that there are good things to expect in manufacturing.  His post says, "Manufacturing is making a comeback, and the prospects for more re-shoring are good (we will cover those in another blog)."

But then he did reiterate his and his twin brother Brian's prediction that there will be a slight downturn in 2014.

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