The economy lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs between October and November, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. It’s the fifth straight month of manufacturing job losses.
The news comes one day after President-elect Donald Trump went to a Carrier air conditioner plant in Indianapolis to celebrate the company’s announcement that it will keep a thousand jobs, most of them in manufacturing, that it was planning to send to Mexico.
Carrier’s job-saving announcement happened after Trump called the head of the company on Thanksgiving on behalf of worried workers.
In his remarks at the Carrier plant, Trump said criticized the NAFTA trade deal that produced “a one-lane highway into Mexico.” Things are going to change, he promised: “We have to bring our jobs back.”