The ADP numbers come a day in advance of the latest Labor Department report, and show just 135,000 new jobs for September — 18,000 of them in factories — the fewest added in a month since last October.
Trump is pushing them, as did Obama. On paper, everyone seems to love them. What’s the payoff, and what are the barriers? And if they’re so great, why are many manufacturers still reluctant to embrace them?