An article in bloombergbusinessweek (Nov 7,2011) describes growing employment in the us auto industry, projected to be 88,000 by 2015. The reasons – a 10 % sales increase this year, production to rebuild inventory lost due to the earthquake in japan and floods in thailand, the weak dollar compared to he yen and euro, rising wages in china and india. can mqnufacturing be the engine to pull US emplyment back, given its multipiler effect on the economy ? Are these shifts temporary responses, or will they be sufficiently stable to help housing etc to grow and flourish? Will US manufacturing assist exports too ?