Which industries reduced the most in the USA as a result of outsourcing and imports? Maybe textiles is one of them. I heard about a rust belt. Which ones are the others?

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    $\begingroup$ Reduced in what sense? Loss of employment? Over what time frame? Another issue is that “outsourcing” refers to replacing employees within a firm with workers elsewhere. It is very hard to determine the number of employees involved in a comprehensive fashion. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ Yes by loss of employment. From outsourcing and trade deficit $\endgroup$
    – Joe Jobs
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ You would need to have data from other countries on those jobs being replaced. I'm not sure you can easily get at that. The closest I can think of is work by Autor et al on cognitive vs manual and routine vs non-routine jobs... if you applied that to international data. Even then, concluding outsourcing had happened would be mere speculation. $\endgroup$
    – kurtosis
    Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 0:37


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