NAM Economist: 476,000 Manufacturing Job Openings

Following last week’s jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department, the OMA’s national partner — The National Association of Manufacturers — has summarized the data for the country’s manufacturing sector.

NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray said there were 476,000 manufacturing job openings across the U.S. in March, with durable goods postings hitting an all-time high. According to Moutray, “Overall, job openings in the sector were not far from the 501,000 seen late last year. … The number of quits in the manufacturing sector increased from 211,000 to 221,000 for the month. That was not far from November’s record high (226,000), and it speaks to the ‘churn’ in the tight labor market right now.” 5/9/2019