DEVELOPING: US Manufacturing Posts BIGGEST JOB GAINS in 20 Years, Dow UP 750+

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The United States economy continued to roar to life under President Trump towards the end of 2018; with new data showing the US manufacturing sector posting the biggest job gains in 20 years as the Dow soars over 750 points at mid-day trading.

“The manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 over 2018, capping its best calendar year since 1997,” writes CNBC. “Most of the gains occurred in blue-collar durable goods manufacturing, with growth in fabricated metals and computer and electronic products, the Labor Department said in its release.”

“Manufacturers are bringing people back into the workforce, and we need this trend to continue,” said one industry insider. “Our industry currently faces a workforce crisis with more than half a million open jobs today, and 2.4 million jobs expected to go unfilled over the next decade.”

Read the full report at CNBC.