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Old 01-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #1671
jimrobinette
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We manufacture more than any other country in the world

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Originally Posted by GtiKyle View Post
....We barely manufacture anything these days. I looked around at christmas, and 95% of everything we had opened was NOT made in America......
Actually, America does manufacture a lot. More than we ever have. Not only the value of the products produced, but the amount. What is happening is due to modernization, automation and technology, the amount produced per worker has skyrocketed and we don't need as many workers. So there is an appearance that we don't manufacture as much.

Our manufacturing output has never been higher than it is right now, contrary to what most Americans think. In fact, the US manufactures even more than China does, or any other country in the world.

US manufacturing output

But manufacturing employment is down.

Because worker efficientcy is up.

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