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Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Manufacturing Employment Contraction Accelerates

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The contrast with national manufacturing employment (total, not just production and nonsupervisory, which is declining). Figure 1: Manufacturing employment in US (blue), and aggregate of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (red), both in logs, 2018M12=0. Source: BLS, author’s calculations. For Wisconsin, manufacturing employment peaked in September 2018.

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The contrast with national manufacturing employment (total, not just production and nonsupervisory, which is declining).

Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Manufacturing Employment Contraction Accelerates

Figure 1: Manufacturing employment in US (blue), and aggregate of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (red), both in logs, 2018M12=0. Source: BLS, author’s calculations.

For Wisconsin, manufacturing employment peaked in September 2018.

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He is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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