Job Openings Dispel Fears That Metals Tariffs Have Hurt U.S. Workers

Breitbart | 2/12/2019 | Staff
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The latest round of data on job openings puts the final nail in the coffin of the persistent myth that tariffs on steel and aluminum have hurt American workers in metals manufacturing.

The Trump administration began imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in March. Critics said that higher costs of steel and aluminum would hurt U.S. workers in metals using businesses–a claim endlessly repeated in the mainstream media as if it were a fact.

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In fact, metals-using businesses have added jobs at a breakneck pace despite the tariffs. Critics, however, said that it was only a matter of time before the tariffs began to drag on the sector.

That has not happened. Durable goods manufacturing, the sector of the economy most exposed to metals tariffs, recorded 428,000 job openings in December, nine months after the...
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