Can Donald Trump really bring steel back to Pittsburgh?
With the New York primary win under his belt, the Republican presidential candidate's attention now swings to the next round of primary states, including Pennsylvania, where Trump's message of boosting blue-collar jobs gets his supporters hotter than a blast furnace.
"It's Steel City, and when I'm president, guess what? Steel is coming back to Pittsburgh!" he said to cheers at a rally on April 13 in the city that saw its steel industry collapse in the 1980's with massive layoffs and plant closures, NBC News reported.
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Industry experts say bringing Pittsburgh back to its post-World War II heyday, with large mills supplying tens of thousands of jobs, isn't going to happen. By 1982, 133,000 steel workers in the area had been laid off. By January 1983, the job losses in the steel industry contributed to a 17.1 percent unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh area.