Factory Jobs on the Rise

Manufacturing jobs have increased 1.6% since the beginning of the year, twice as fast as other job types. Could manufacturing return to U.S. cities?

Chris Isadore at CNN has the numbers:

"Gains so far have been concentrated in four industries -- automotive, fabricated metals, primary metals and machinery -- said Dave Huether, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers.

He's forecasting that the recovery of demand will spread to other goods next year, with a corresponding improvement in hiring."

Full Story: Surprise! Blue collar jobs are coming back

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