President Trump recently claimed he will be “the greatest jobs producer that God ever created”. Economists debate how much presidents actually influence job creation and President Trump is coming into office at a time when the US economy is already close to full employment in the opinion of the US Federal Reserve. Manufacturing jobs seem to figure highly in the President’s rhetoric, even though manufacturing only represents about 12% of US GDP. In 2016, the healthcare and social assistance sectors accounted for a quarter of the total 2.2 million additional jobs created in the US, and that trend looks set to continue. In a recent report, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics makes projections for US employment, which we detail in this article.