“We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs.”
Trump often inflates the number of jobs created under his presidency by counting Election Day, rather than when he took the oath of office. There have been almost 4.9 million jobs created since January 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of which 436,000 are manufacturing jobs, according to the BLS.
This is an impressive gain for almost two years; under Obama, about 900,000 manufacturing jobs were gained over seven years from the 2010 nadir after the Great Recession. Moreover, despite the recent gains, the number of manufacturing jobs is still nearly 1 million manufacturing jobs below the level at the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007.