Research on the decline in U.S. manufacturing employment by Institute vice president Susan Houseman is featured in an article on Quartz titled "The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs." In it, Houseman tells correspondent Gwynn Guilford how the nation's computer and electronics industry plays an outsize role in influencing statistics that mask the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. Says Houseman, "It was staggering—it was actually staggering—how much that was contributing to growth in real (meaning, inflation-adjusted) manufacturing productivity and output."
Read the Quartz article "The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs"
Read “Understanding the Decline of Manufacturing Employment,” the article featured in the Quartz story and a summary of that research "The Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment - Automation and Trade" by Susan N. Houseman.