Key Facts & Figures
50 Congressional Districts with the biggest net job loss resulting from the U.S. trade deficit with China are located in 17 states. California, Texas, North Carolina and Minnesota are leading the list
Congressional Districts with Most Job Losses Due to U.S.-China Trade Deficit
These 20 states lost the largest number of jobs due to growing trade deficits with China.
States with the Largest Job Losses Resulting from the U.S.-China Trade Deficit
These 20 states lost the biggest share of their employment due to growing trade deficits with China.
States that Lost the Biggest Share of Their Employment due to U.S.-China Trade Deficit
Between 2001 and 2010, U.S.-China trade deficits increased by $186 billion or 221%. This increase in the U.S-China trade deficit resulted in the displacement of 2,418,800 American jobs during that period
Growth of U.S.-China Trade Deficit, 2001-2010
Growth in Displaced U.S. Jobs due to Increasing Trade Deficit with China, 2001-2010
The overall manufacturing trade deficit with China dwarfs contributions from the two economic sectors, agriculture and scrap, where the U.S. has a sizable positive balance of trade with China.
Balance of Trade with China for Select Sectors, 2001-2010 (millions of dollars)
1,930,800 jobs lost in the manufacturing sector represent 69.2% of all jobs displaced due to trade with China between 2001 and 2010. Durable goods manufacturing jobs displaced during that time account for most of the manufacturing job losses, and for 47.1% of all the total jobs displaced due to trade with China.
U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Displaced due to the Trade Deficit with China, by Sectors, 2001-2010
Job losses in the Computer and Electronics Parts sector account for more than half of the losses in the Durable Goods sector, more than a third of job losses in the Manufacturing sector overall and more than one quarter of all jobs lost due to trade with China between 2001 and 2010.
U.S. Job Losses in the Durable Goods Sector due to the Trade Deficit with China
Losses in the Computer and the Peripheral Equipment sub-sector make up more than half of the job losses in the Computer and Electronic Parts sector and 17.2% of the total jobs lost to China in the 2001-2010 period.
U.S. Job Losses in the Computer and Electronics Parts Sector by Sub-sector due to the Trade Deficit with China make up more than half of the job losses
Totals vary slightly due to rounding errors.