Dec 01, 2014
For the U.S. economy, manufacturing still matters.
That is something that can be lost amid the influx of imports on store shelves and steady erosion of factory jobs. With only 10% of private-sector workers employed by manufacturers, versus 25% in 1980, it seems like the sector wouldn’t provide much oomph. Yet that ignores other workers, from truck drivers to forklift operators, who aren’t employed in manufacturing but still depend on it.
From the Wall St. Journal.