Tuesday, January 06, 2009


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Economic and Budget Issue Brief

Factors Underlying the Decline in Manufacturing Employment Since 2000 [23 December 2008]
[full-text, 8 pages]

The manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy has experienced
substantial job losses since 2000. During the
recession of 2001 and its immediate aftermath, employment
in the manufacturing sector fell by about 2.9 million
jobs, or 17 percent. Even after overall employment
began to improve in 2004, the decline in manufacturing
employment persisted. By the end of 2007, with the
slowing of economic growth, employment in the sector
had edged down further, by half a million jobs. And, as
of November 2008, employment in manufacturing had
fallen yet again, by slightly more than 600,000 jobs
(see Figure 1). A significant number of additional losses
is likely given the current weakness in the economy.

Includes CHARTS & TABLES....
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Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
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