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America doesnít make anything anymore!

Ted Balaker
February 15, 2006, 1:26pm

We hear that line all the time. And at first glance it seems to be true. Manufacturing employment represents a shrinking share of total employment and even the absolute number of manufacturing workers has fallen dramatically from its 1980 peak. And yet all this can be misleading, argues Russell Roberts: More, including some telling BLS charts, here.

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