The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016
Peltier Campbell, Kathryn
The evolution of manufacturing across the American landscape has involved three connected trends in manufacturing: a decline in share of economic output as the role of services in the economy grew; a decline in share of the workforce; and a rise in output per worker that has allowed manufacturing to increase its overall output even as its relative importance in the economy and share of the workforce have fallen. These trends help explain both how manufacturing lost its position as the crown jewel of the American economy, and how it has avoided plummeting into obsolescence.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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Carnevale, Anthony; Ridley, Neil; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff; Peltier Campbell, Kathryn (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019)While it continues to be a top source of good jobs in many states, manufacturing is not expected to be a major job generator in the future, as our projections indicate. The industry’s shrinking presence across the country ...