Individual states have little say in the global trade policies of America, but some have been affected much more than others by increased international competition.

The federal government provides job training, relocation allowances and wage subsidies to workers who have had their jobs lost or threatened by trade. Since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect two decades ago, more than 2.7 million workers have qualified for the program — called Trade Adjustment Assistance — most from manufacturing industries.

North Carolina, Michigan and Alabama have some of the highest number of jobs at risk because of trade competition. Click the graphic for more information.


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