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Skilled blue-collar jobs are growing — though women aren’t getting them

In the press, the phrase “blue collar” is often used as shorthand for white working-class men. The visibility of this specific slice of the workforce has risen significantly since the 2016 election, when white working-class voters were frequently cited as key to Trump’s success. The president’s rhetoric has mixed blue-collar advocacy with more specific appeals […]