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What Manufacturing Workers’ Increasing Hours Mean for the Economy

Ricky Cove
What Manufacturing Workers’ Increasing Hours Mean for the Economy

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts the monthly establishment survey and reports the number of hours worked by the manufacturing (FXR) sector workers. The manufacturing sector (ITA) employs a large portion of the US workforce, and increasing worker hours is a strong signal for the economy. Increasing working hours in the manufacturing sector (IYJ) is a sign that employers are anticipating higher demand in the future, which is a positive sign for the economy.