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El_Johns

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13. Is Mexico Adding Auto Jobs or Is It Just Losing them Less Rapidly?
Sun Jan 12, 2014, 12:09 AM
Jan 2014

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2000 the United States had roughly 1,310,000 jobs in the auto industry. Currently employment in the sector is around 800,000, implying a drop of 38.9 percent.

If employment in Canada followed the same pattern, then Mexico's share of total industry employment in North America would have risen to more than 55 percent if it had stayed constant since 2000. Since Mexico's share of total employment is now just 40 percent, it implies that it has gained share by seeing a less rapid decline, not by adding jobs. This doesn't fit well with the main thesis of the article which is that a middle class is rising in Mexico.

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/is-mexico-adding-auto-jobs-or-is-it-just-losing-them-less-rapidly

Total auto jobs are down, period.

And China has also lost a lot of manufacturing jobs.

Thanks, Bill! jsr Jan 2014 #1
Can we now pronounce neo-liberalism an epic fail? Baitball Blogger Jan 2014 #7
Absolutely. Enthusiast Jan 2014 #17
but, but... abelenkpe Jan 2014 #2
Proponents always say nice things about terrible ideas...and those that author them. R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2014 #11
And NAFTA / Clinton were one reason we lost a lot of blue collar votes in places like rural Virginia X_Digger Jan 2014 #3
Clinton 2016. It's inevitable. L0oniX Jan 2014 #23
Two words... Fumesucker Jan 2014 #4
Ross Perot was right. democratisphere Jan 2014 #5
He certainly was. Barack_America Jan 2014 #6
I don't believe it hurt Mexico more than the US, after all doc03 Jan 2014 #8
Is Mexico Adding Auto Jobs or Is It Just Losing them Less Rapidly? El_Johns Jan 2014 #13
China produces 4 times the steel we did even when we were number one in the world. From doc03 Jan 2014 #25
"working harder" = No. Investing in new plant & equipment. But part of that is foreign capital El_Johns Jan 2014 #26
It is hard to modernize when you are competing against doc03 Jan 2014 #28
Nothing to disagree with there. El_Johns Jan 2014 #31
Well they did get a lot of battery waste disposal jobs. L0oniX Jan 2014 #24
So presumably Mexico will be moving to pull out of NAFTA soon. Nye Bevan Jan 2014 #9
They have greedy and wealthy profiteers as well. TheKentuckian Jan 2014 #20
It was Bush Sr. that fast-tracked it before he left office indie9197 Jan 2014 #10
Interestingly, both Joe Biden and John Kerry sure do solarhydrocan Jan 2014 #12
those videos suggest its not a theory TL_dem68 Jan 2014 #21
And with access to US packaged foods .. Mexicans flamingdem Jan 2014 #14
Excellent interview with Lori Wallach octoberlib Jan 2014 #15
NAFTA and welfare reform is why I stopped being a registered Democrat... Luminous Animal Jan 2014 #16
Kicked and recommended a whole bunch.....nt Enthusiast Jan 2014 #18
Message auto-removed Name removed Jan 2014 #19
Mexico is now the dumping ground for hazarous waste ...like batteries and the like. L0oniX Jan 2014 #22
NPR (Neocon Public Radio) on NAFTA last week IDemo Jan 2014 #27
The horrible things now called tomatoes are no success story. El_Johns Jan 2014 #29
How can Mexicans afford Walmart etc. treestar Jan 2014 #30
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