We are still the world's workshop

And more productive. FiveThirtyEight has a nice meme-buster post, US Manufacturing Is Not Dead. This was known to me, but Tom Schaller has all the charts put together nice.
Here’s industrial output:
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The labor force engaged in producing durable goods:


Goods Producing Industries.JPG
And per hour productivity:
Manufacturing Output Per Hour.JPG
The manufacturing sector is still robust, it is simply manufacturing jobs which are not.

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