International Trade and Job Loss in Ohio 2007
January 18, 2007
International Trade and Job Loss in Ohio 2007 finds that international trade is responsible for a significant number of job losses in the Ohio manufacturing sector. Using administrative data from the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, the report pinpoints where certain trade-related job losses have occurred in Ohio. Our previous reports used TAA data through July 2004. Since that time, more than 18,000 Ohio workers lost jobs because of trade, and over half of Ohio’s counties were hit with layoffs. Although the program does not cover all layoffs, it establishes a minimum estimate of job loss due to import competition and moving production overseas.
Current trade policies are hurting Ohio manufacturing workers and their families. The report concludes with recommendations for reform.