Dick Palmer: State exports may be up but nation still hurting
Published 01/06/2011, Budgeteer News
Between 1980 and 2009, reported the Brookings Institution, the United States lost 7.1 million manufacturing jobs, about 38 percent of its manufacturing base. It lost most (two-thirds) of these jobs between 1980 and 2005, prior to the Great Recession.Word count: 539
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