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EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Nov 2020  •  Volume 9 / Number 16

Forty years of falling manufacturing employment

Forty years of falling manufacturing employment

Despite being a leading driver of employment growth for decades, manufacturing has shed employment over the past 40 years as the U.S. economy has shifted to service-providing industries. This article looks at the broad employment trends in manufacturing over the past 40 years, as well as the trends in specific industries that have been most affected.

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