Growing U.S. Trade Deficit with China Cost 2.8 Million Jobs Between 2001 and 2010, Including More Than 100,000 in PA
The U.S.-China trade deficit has eliminated or displaced nearly 2.8 million U.S. jobs since 2001, including 106,970 in Pennsylvania, according to a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) briefing paper. Growing U.S. trade deficit with China cost 2.8 million jobs between 2001 and 2010 by Robert Scott, EPI’s Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, finds that all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico suffered jobs lost or displaced as a result of the growing U.S.-China trade deficit.
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Below is a table showing the net job loss by Pennsylvania Congressional District due to trade deficits with China.
Net job loss due to trade deficits with China, 2001-10, by Pennsylvania Congressional District
|Congressional District||Net jobs displaced||Employment**||Share of total employment|
|* State and national totals vary slightly due to rounding errors.
**Average employment by Congressional District in 2005-07. Analysis based on pooled, 3-year times series data from the Census American Community Survey, as described in Scott (2010b, Appendix).
Source: EPI analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau (2009), U.S. International Trade Commission (2011), and Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010a and 2010b). For a more detailed explanation of the data sources and computations, see the Appendix.