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Manufacturing In America – FT

The FT’s global business columnist Rana Foroohar looks at why the US should bring manufacturing jobs back home. In the second of three films based on her new book, ‘Homecoming: the path to prosperity in a post-global world’, she follows … Continue reading

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COTD: Coronavirus Risk To Manufacturing

The holiday is over, but few people are back in offices and factories…the effects of covid-19 will be like those of SARS in 2003: a sharp shock to Chinese growth, followed by a strong rebound. But SARS may not be a … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Sector Contraction Continues, Led By New Orders – ISM

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, five reported growth in November: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; and Computer & Electronic Products. (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November, and … Continue reading

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Inside China’s Future Factory

Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a futuristic metropolis bursting with factories. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance travels to the heart of China’s tech revolution to witness this new reality firsthand, as part … Continue reading

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Manufacturing, construction and US jobs – FT

Good stuff from the FT’s Alphaville blog. Cardiff Garcia, FT Alphaville US editor, looks at the two economic sectors in the country responsible for the most jobs lost since the recession.  – FT (click here if video is not observable)

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Global Manufacturing PMI: “Moderate, Stable Growth”

JP Morgan and Markit reported today the global maufacturing PMI rose to 51.2 in March, up slightly from 50.9 in February. The US led the global manufacturing output growth league table in March, and has now seen production rise throughout … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the U.S. Labor Market

It’s year end and time for some perspective on the economy. Let’s start with the U.S. labor market. The employment to population ratio remains stuck at around 58.7 percent,  levels not seen since the mid-1980’s.  This  is due to both … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Compensation Costs

Nice charts from the BLS.   Even though the big countries — China and India — it does give a a sense of the relative competitiveness of nations. Chart 1 – Average hourly compensation costs in U.S. manufacturing, at $35.53 in … Continue reading

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Foxconn to Teach American Engineers About Manufacturing

Interesting story from AP on Foxconn, the Taiwan based companies who manufactures many of the Apple products.  Two points jump out at us:  1) automated equipment;  and 2) lack of skilled workers in the United States. TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — … Continue reading

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Job Creation During the Obama Administration

We’ve analyzed total job creation during the Obama administration and present the results here in a format similar to the monthly payrolls report.    We’ve also broken down the government sector into federal, state, and local, further breaking out the … Continue reading

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