Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell Announces Alabama Gained 5,500 Manufacturing Jobs in 2021

Feb 17, 2022
Press Release
Under President Biden, U.S. Added 375,000 Manufacturing Jobs in 2021

Birmingham, AL – Today, Rep. Sewell announced Alabama has added 5,500 manufacturing jobs, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rep. Sewell helped local manufacturers create and restore jobs by passing the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Sewell continues working to help Alabama create even more jobs by passing the America COMPETES Act which will strengthen our supply chains and start making more critical domestic products here in the U.S.

“This week’s jobs report shows that our economic plan, in partnership with President Biden, is working and we are getting Alabamians back to work,” said Rep. Sewell. “Together, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the America COMPETES Act will build off the momentum of the American Rescue Plan, creating millions more good-paying jobs by rebuilding America’s infrastructure and investing in U.S. manufacturing.”

Under President Biden, the U.S. has created 375,000 manufacturing jobs and a total of 6.6 million jobs nationwide. Notably, almost every state added manufacturing jobs in the first 11 months after President Biden came into office. By comparison, the entire U.S. economy added just 2,000 manufacturing jobs in 2019—including only 200 in Alabama—under the previous administration.

Click here to read the Joint Economic Committee’s full manufacturing report.