Researchers: Factory jobs were hit by trade deal with China

01/7/2013 | Washington Post, The

Giving China "permanent normal trade relations" status in 2000 has reduced U.S. manufacturing employment by 29.6%, according to a paper by Federal Reserve researcher Justin Pierce and Yale University's Peter Schott. Without the deal, U.S. manufacturing jobs would have increased by about 10% rather than contracting, they concluded.

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