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News from EPI Media Advisory: Press call to discuss latest EPI report on the impact of U.S.–China trade on jobs

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern, the Economic Policy Institute and the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will host a call with EPI Senior Economist Robert E. Scott and AAM President Scott Paul to brief members of the press on a new EPI report on the impact of U.S.-China trade on U.S. jobs and wages, broken down by state and congressional district, as well as by industry.

Massive job losses caused by trade with China since 2001 have overwhelmingly impacted the manufacturing sector—the China goods trade deficit almost entirely explains why U.S. manufacturing employment has not fully recovered along with the rest of the economy since the Great Recession.

“The growing trade deficit with China affects different regions in different ways,” write Scott and Zane Mokhiber, authors of the report. “Some regions are devastated by layoffs and factory closings while others are surviving but not growing the way they could be if new factories were opening and existing plants were hiring more workers. This slowdown in manufacturing job generation is also contributing to stagnating wages and incomes of typical workers and widening inequality.”

What: Press call on new report on the impact of U.S.–China trade on jobs

Who: EPI Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Research Robert E. Scott
AAM President Scott Paul

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 12:00pm ET

Call in number: 877-876-9174
Conference ID: AAM
Program Title: China/U.S Trade Deficit