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Where Are the Jobs Update

October 22, 2014

“Four years ago, President Obama began to pull our country out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, while laying the foundation for an economy built to last.  We’ve come a long way – but there’s more to do.  Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.…CREATE 1 MILLION NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS BY 2016.”

Source: President Obama, Organizing for Action website, 2012

Now (2014)

Two years after the President’s 2012 pledge, we’re not even close to the halfway point of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs by 2016.  Between November 2012 and September 2014, just 203,000 new manufacturing jobs have been created:

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics