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U.S. Rust Belt States Show Decline in Manufacturing Employment

Nov. 6, 2019 (EIRNS)—After increasing nationally by 400,000 from President Donald Trump’s inauguration through December 2018, “national manufacturing employment appears to have peaked,” CNBC reported yesterday, “with the revival reversing sharply this year in four swing states that were instrumental to President Trump’s election in 2016. From January to September, the states bordering the Great Lakes have lost more than 25,000 manufacturing jobs: Pennsylvania lost 8,100; Ohio lost 6,000; Michigan lost 6,500; and Wisconsin lost 4,700.”

EIR had previously reported on the national pattern of falling manufacturing employment in 2019. These four states will also be decisive in 2020.

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