Manufacturing Jobs Have Disappeared While Output Has Grown

Over the past three decades, manufacturing output has seen a steady increase. While this is true, the majority of Americans have not realized that U.S. manufacturing jobs have also disappeared.

In an article from Pew Research Center author Drew Desilver writes, “Manufacturing jobs in the United States have declined considerably over the past several decades, even as manufacturing output-the value of goods and products manufactured in the U.S.- has grown strongly”.

In the article Desilver discusses:

  • The consensus around the manufacturing industry according to different Americans
  • What the numbers say
  • Doing more with less

Desilver continues, “The simultaneous increase in manufacturing output and decline in manufacturing jobs over the long term shows that American manufacturers have become far more productive than they were three decades ago”. Is your manufacturing company seeing a boost in productivity with less workers?

To read more, see the full article from Drew Desilver on PewResearch.org.

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