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Manufacturing Employment Signals Economic Growth

It’s widely recognized that the manufacturing sector is highly sensitive to the business cycle. Employment trends in this corner tend to react earlier to macro distress compared with payrolls generally. As a result, monitoring this slice of the labor market offers a valuable benchmark for evaluating the macro trend. The good news is that these numbers point to economic growth for the foreseeable future.
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