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The Latest in Manufacturing Hiring Trends (September 2022)

Posted by IndustrySelect on Friday, October 7, 2022


U.S. manufacturers continued to add jobs at a steady clip in September, even as hiring overall in the U.S. slowed, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department issued October 7th.

The Latest Manufacturing Hiring Trends 

In September, U.S. manufacturers added another 22,000 new positions, adding to the 22,000 jobs the sector added in August. Meanwhile, the economy added 263,000 jobs overall in September, down from the 315,000 jobs gained in August.

Meanwhile, the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey finds the number of job openings in manufacturing declined further to a preliminary 801,000 in August from in 943,000 in July (August JOLTS data is reported in October).

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Today, we’re exploring the most recent manufacturing numbers from the Labor Department, providing the gains and losses by specific subsector, as well as the latest in manufacturing job openings.

The Manufacturing Sectors That Added the Most Jobs in September 2022

In September, manufacturing job gains were largely led by the durable goods sector, which increased by 16,000 jobs. Non-durable goods added another 6,000 jobs.

Gains in durable goods were led by transportation equipment, which added 8,400 jobs in September, and for a third straight month, the fabricated metals sector added a significant number of jobs, up by 6,300. Electrical equipment and supplies added 3,000 jobs, and wood products another 2,200.

On the non-durable durable goods side, job gains were overwhelmingly led by the food processing sector, up 7,800 jobs. This chemicals industry added another 3,400, while miscellaneous non-durable goods manufacturing added another 1,300.

The Manufacturing Industries That Lost Jobs in September 2022

Manufacturing job losses in September were led by printing and related support activities, down 4,300 jobs. Computer and electronic products declined by 1,700 jobs, and nonmetallic mineral products lost 1,500. Plastics and rubber products lost 1,400 jobs.

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