NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment

Justin R. Pierce, Peter K. Schott

NBER Working Paper No. 18655
Issued in December 2012

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Schott thanks the National Science Foundation (SES-0241474 and SES-0550190) for research support. We thank Lorenzo Caliendo,Teresa Fort, Kyle Handley, Gordon Hanson, Marc Muendler, Mina Kim and seminar participants at numerous institutions for helpful comments. We also thank Jonathan Ende and Rebecca Hammer for helpful research assistance. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.SS Census Bureau, the Board of Governors or its research staff. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed.

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