-Factory index climbed to 59.7 (est. 58.2) from 58.2 a month earlier; readings above 50 indicate expansion
-Gauge of new orders advanced to 69.4, the highest in nearly 14 years, from 64
-Measure of production increased to 65.8, the strongest since May 2010, from 63.9
“A common refrain from companies surveyed, though, was difficulty finding highly-skilled labor”
Just more proof that we need stronger vocational programs in high schools. We need to prepare the next generation of plumbers, electricians, and manufacturing technicians. The idea of sending everyone to college and churning out liberal arts graduates isn’t going to help our economy. The liberal arts degree isn’t going to give people employable skills to support their family.