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November 1994

Foreign trade alternatives for employment and occupations, 2005

Betty W. Su, Carl A. Chentrens

BLS examines the impacts on employment of two possible foreign trade alternatives-a high-trade scenario portrays stronger world growth and higher domestic demand, while a low-trade scenario illustrates poorer economic performance abroad and weaker domestic economy with respect to trade. This article presents an analysis of foreign trade focusing primarily on the impacts on employment due to changes in imports and exports.

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