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Manufacturing Leads Increase in Blue Collar Employment

Manufacturing Leads Increase in Blue Collar Employment

The nation’s blue collar jobs grew by 0.3 percent in July, adding 52,000 jobs in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging. Manufacturing accounted for much of the gains in blue collar employment as the industry added 37,000 jobs, mainly in durable good, according to a new analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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Although employment in iron mills, steel mills, and ferroalloy production (a component of durable goods) increased 0.6 percent over the most recent three months, it is too early to determine the impact of US steel tariffs.

In the three states that track iron, steel, and ferroalloy jobs data on a monthly basis, the change in employment was -1.3 percent in Ohio and no change in Pennsylvania and Texas over the most recent three months. Click here for an interactive graph showing the three-month percentage change since the recession in iron and steel mills and ferroalloy production jobs.

Blue Collar Jobs Tracker will continue to follow these and other employment trends regularly.

DC Veteran Silvia Perez-Rathell Joins NAHREP to Drive Expansion

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced today that Silvia Perez-Rathell has joined the organization as its chief development officer. In her new role, Perez-Rathell will lead corporate and government development efforts for the trade organization and will also be working with the Hispanic Wealth Project (HWP), formerly known as the NAHREP Foundation,… Continue Reading

NAHREP Installs Joseph Nery as 2016 National President at Policy Conference

Washington, D.C. – March, 2017 – The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) closed out its 2016 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference with the installation of Joseph Nery as 2016 President. Nery was installed at NAHREP’s presidential gala where Congressman, Luis V. Gutierrez gave keynote remarks commending NAHREP for its work as… Continue Reading

Latinos Defy National Trend with Major Surge in Homeownership in 2015 According to NAHREP Report

Despite tight conditions, Latinos see net increase of 245,000 owner households while overall homeownership continues to decline Washington, D.C. – March 15, 2016 – The Hispanic Wealth Project, in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), revealed data today in their State of Hispanic Homeownership Report that shows an increase in… Continue Reading

SBA: Federal Government Breaks Contracting Record for Women-Owned Small Businesses

For the first time, federal government hits women’s contracting goal; 5.05 percent or $17.8 billion awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses; Senior Administration officials and Members of Congress herald historic contracting achievements WASHINGTON – Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, was joined by Valerie Jarrett, Senior… Continue Reading