Raw Data: Employment in the Metals Industry

How are folks doing in the metals industry since Donald Trump imposed his tariffs on steel and aluminum last year? The answer is: meh. Overall employment is up 1.76 percent since April 2018. Employment in the metals industry dropped last month and is up only 1.22 percent since tariffs started. That’s nothing to write home about.

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