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The nation’s manufacturing sector is actually booming, even if many people don’t realize it.”

CNN Money, October 20, 2016

U.S. real manufacturing production since 2007 pre-recession peak: -4.29%

U.S. real manufacturing value-added since 2007 pre-recession peak: -1.12%

(Sources: “The manufacturing boom that Donald Trump ignores,” by Chris Isidore and John Ostrower, CNN Money, October 20, 2016; “Industrial Production, Seasonally Adjusted, Data from January 1986 to September 2016, Industrial Production: Market, Industry Groups, and Individual Series, Historical Data: Tables 1,2, and 10, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, Statistical Releases and Historical Data, Economic Research and Data, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/ipdisk/ip_sa.txt; “Real Value-Added by Industry, [Billions of chained 2009 dollars], Seasonally adjusted at annual rates,” GDP-by-industry, Industry Data, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, http://bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=51&step=1#reqid=51&step=51&isuri=1&5101=1&5114=q&5113=31gva&5112=1&5111=2007&5102=10)