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WPost Analysis: Blue Collar Jobs Growing At Fastest Rate In 30 Years. (09/11/2018)

On its front page, the Washington Post (9/9, A1, Van Dam) reported that “blue-collar jobs are growing at their fastest rate in more than 30 years, helping fuel a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Trump ahead of November’s mid-term elections.” The “rapid hiring in blue collar sectors is delivering benefits to areas that turned out heavily for Trump in the 2016 election, according to the Brookings Institution, a shift from earlier in this expansion, when large and mid-sized cities enjoyed most of the gains.”

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