A brand new Bloomberg Businessweek function takes a deep dive into a distinct segment space of Labor Department knowledge, and the numbers counsel that the Trump administration’s “America First” insurance policies have didn’t gradual the motion of jobs abroad.
The publication seems to be at functions for Trade Adjustment Assistance, a DOL program that gives support to employees adversely affected by global commerce, noting that the info signifies “an enduring trend rather than a revolution”:
In the primary three and a half years of Trump’s presidency the U.S. Department of Labor authorized 1,996 petitions overlaying 184,888 jobs shifted abroad. During the equal interval of President Barack Obama’s second time period, 1,811 petitions had been authorized overlaying 172,336 employees.
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Factory Jobs Still Head Offshore Despite Trump Promises [Bloomberg Businessweek]