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We're making stuff in America again, but the real jobs are coming elsewhere.

Billions for airplane and car manufacturers, which have shed millions of jobs.

The German automaker has "works councils" at all its other plants. Now it wants one in the U.S. too.

The South is no longer the biggest threat to Michigan's automotive supremacy.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 18, 2013
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Two economists find lots of companies that aren't counted as manufacturers by the government — but arguably should be.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 5, 2013
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Early in the recovery, manufacturing jobs were on the rise. Not any more.

A medical device manufacturer was taken hostage in his own Chinese factory, which makes sense in a place where workers have few options.

In the past few years, hundreds of factories have started returning to the United States. But economists are still unsure whether this is just a blip--or the start of a revival of American manufacturing.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 1, 2013
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The Commerce Department has a new pilot program to help cities develop new industries--and the jobs that can come with them.

The Harvard economist talks about offshoring, manufacturing, and why we need a trade deficit.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 25, 2013
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Will the shale gas boom and rising Chinese wages bring manufacturers back to America? Plenty of analysts hope so. But so far, there's no sign it's happening.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Mar 25, 2013
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Manufacturing employment has been falling at the same rate since 1961. We can learn a lot from that.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 21, 2013
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The premium workers once received for manufacturing jobs over those in other sectors used to be huge. Three graphs show how it's dissipating.

Usually, it's hard to find big effects from specific trade deals. But a new study argues that trade with China cut U.S. manufacturing jobs by almost a third.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 6, 2013
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Worldwide manufacturing indexes are pointing up, and odds of a global recession look increasingly remote.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 3, 2012
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A new report shows that the manufacturing sector is a vibrant driver of growth, but won't create many jobs.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 19, 2012
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Rising Chinese productivity could hurt European growth. But that may not be a bad thing.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 9, 2012
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