Millions of Jobs Lost to China Since 2001 event
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Millions of Jobs Lost to China Since 2001
Replacement Jobs Pay Substantially Less, Data Shows
50-State Breakdown, Industry Breakdown
Conference Call News Briefing July 29 at 12:15 p.m. ET
Call Contact for Embargoed Report
WASHINGTON – The increasing U.S. trade deficit with China has cost America
millions of jobs between 2001 and 2007, according to a study being released
July 30 by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). These displaced workers lost
an average of $8,146 last year in wages (at a total of $19.4 billion) as they
moved to lower-paying jobs.
The report, being issued nine days before the start of the 2008 Beijing Summer
Olympics, offers new insights into an already troubled economy and provides
detailed analysis of job loss by state and industry.
A telephone news briefing will be held at 12:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 29,
2008 to provide insight and understanding to the findings.
* U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio)
* Robert Scott, Economic Policy Institute senior economist and author of the
* Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers
* Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing
* John Johnston, President, Industrial Tube, Akron, OH
To participate, dial 800-617-4268 and enter pin code: 72915128, followed by #.
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