Manufacturers Add 29,000 Workers In August


U.S. manufacturers added workers in August, slowing but extending the 41,000 gain in employment in July. The labor market remains well below its pre-COVID-19 pace, with manufacturing employment down 720,000 since February. However, the hardwood plywood sector saw a net overall gain of 1% as well as a 4% gain in full-time hourly employees that offset a loss of salaried jobs.



The Employment Situation - August 2020 (PDF)


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