We present a plot of manufacturing jobs in the United States from to , before shutdowns due to COVID started impacting jobs. It demonstrates approximately linear growth during this time, with an R2 value of . We do not see evidence to support President Trump's claim to have brought back more manufacturing jobs than President Obama's administration.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Website
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|President||Months Under Trend||Total Months||Percentage Months Under Trend*|
|* A lower percentage is better|