November 1, 2019
The National Association of Manufacturers released its third quarter Manufacturers' Outlook Survey in late September. Business outlook, not surprisingly, has dropped more since Q2. "Trade uncertainties," which didn't exist as a response option in the survey prior to 2018, has grown as one of the largest concerns for manufacturing employers, from 56 percent in Q2 to 63.4 percent in Q3. For more on trends in manufacturing and other blue collar sectors, visit CEPR's Blue Collar Jobs Tracker.