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New Perspectives on the Decline of US Manufacturing Employment

Teresa Fort (), Justin Pierce () and Peter Schott ()

No 24490, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We use relatively unexplored dimensions of US microdata to examine how US manufacturing employment has evolved across industries, firms, establishments, and regions. We show that these data provide support for both trade- and technology-based explanations of the overall decline of employment over this period, while also highlighting the difficulties of estimating an overall contribution for each mechanism. Toward that end, we discuss how further analysis of these trends might yield sharper insights.

JEL-codes: F1 J2 J6 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-04
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Published as Teresa C. Fort & Justin R. Pierce & Peter K. Schott, 2018. "New Perspectives on the Decline of US Manufacturing Employment," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 32(2), pages 47-72.

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