Posted by: coastcontact | April 18, 2012

Decline of Manufacturing Jobs in America

 The Long Goodbye: Number of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

The graph was in Businessweek April 16-April 22, 2012.  It tells the story of the continuing loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States.  Those that believe that America will become a “service society” are in a dream world.  No nation thrives on services alone.  Actually we are already outsourcing many services to Asian countries.  Dell Computer, Citi Bank, Hewlett Packard, and the Los Angeles Times are just FOUR of the many companies that have out sourced their customer service.

Notice that this graph reflects what many of us already knew.  Decline in manufacturing has been a decades old event.



  1. To put the decline in American manufacturing into even more perspective, you might also want to take a look at a poem called “It used to be Made in America.”
    You can see it online at

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